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FRIDAY. August 16. 2002 HIGH POINT. N.C 




13 Panthers Oxford-Bound 

Thirteen students have been chosen 
10 study at Oxford-Brookes University 
in Oxford, England this fall. 

"We really do have an outstanding 
group this year." said Dr. Dennis Carroll, 
chair of the education department. "Not 
only have they proven themselves aca- 
demically, but these students have been 
very active on campus as well." 

The scholars include: Kelly 
Baldwin, a psychology major from 
Boonsboro, Md.; Maria Carroll, an el- 
ementary education major from King: 
Lyndsey Condray. an international busi- 
ness and interior design major from 
Charlotte; Jennifer Cox. a home furnish- 
ings marketing major from Dobson; 
Michael Gimbar, a philosophy major 
from Henderson; Craig Grunwald. an 
English major from Long Valley, N.J.; 
LaKira Harrington, a business adminis- 
tration major from High Point; Alana 
Holyfield, a human relations major from 
Dobson; Mary Kimrey, a middle grades 
education major from High Point; Bra- 
dley Komisar. a home furnishings mar- 
keting major from Milwaukee, Wis; 
Suzanne Shoaf, a history major from 
Lexington; Bonnie Wilson, an elemen- 
tary education major from Sarasota, Fla. 
and Steven Coard, a theater arts major 
from Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Dr. Edward J. Piacentino, professor 
of English, will serve as faculty leader. 

English prof wins award 

Mrs. Alice E. Sink has won the 
Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished 
Teacher Award for 2002. She received 
the honor as well as a check for $1000 
as part of commencement in May. 

Sink, whose specialty is creative 
writing, has served the University in 
many capacities. She was the first direc- 
tor of the Learning Assistance Center, 
and she developed the first Freshman 
Success Program. Sink is a widely pub- 
lished author of fiction, essays and ar- 
ticles. Her book "The Grit Behind the 
Miracle" provides a documentary treat- 
ment of the polio epidemic that once 
seized North Carolina. 

Wm. Shakespeare at no charge 

Students, faculty, staff and spouses 
can see one of Shakespeare's greatest 
tragedies for free when the North Caro- 
lina Shakespeare Festival performs 
"Macbeth" on Oct. 1 . 

The renowned play focuses on mur- 
der most foul and torment as punish- 
ment, the wages of the ambition of a 
Scottish nobleman and his power-mad 
wife. 

Tickets will be available in Office 
2 1 2 of Slane University Center begin- 
ning Sept. 2. For those needing a ride to 
the play, a bus will leave Slane at 6:45 
p.m. for the High Point Theater. 



President speaks at campus stop 



By Chelsta Laughlin 

Editor in Chief Emeritus 

The aerial view of campus must have 
been quite a sight in the early afternoon 
hours before President George W. Bush 
arrived at the Millis Center to deliver a 
speech on July 25. 

A line of umbrella tops extended 
from the Millis entrance and snaked 
around several mobile TV broadcasting 
vehicles, all the way across the Cooke 
Hall parking lot. 

Thousands of people would inch pa 
tiently across both parking lots during the 
next few hours, anxiously waiting to 
present their crimson -colored tickets to 
volunteers at the entrance. 

"I'm just glad I'm here," said one 
businessman as he swatted drops of rain 
from his suit jacket. People offered him 
refuge under their umbrellas, but he re- 
fused, declaring the suit well past saving. 
"I'll just consider it a souvenir," he said. 

It would be an occasion worth re- 
membering for everyone, regardless of 
partisan leanings, according to senior 
Emily Gehn. "Even if you don't agree 
with what he says sometimes, you have 
to go. He's the president, and you just 
can't pass that up." 



For many, this would be the first lime 
a person in their 
family ever had 
the opportunity 
to hear a U.S. 
president speak 
in person. "You 
just don't pic- 
ture the presi- 
dent coming to 
a small town 
like this," said a 
male nurse still 
wearing his 
scrubs. "You 
see it on the 
news some- 
times, but it's a 
different expe- 
rience when it's 
in your town." 

As show- 
ers persisted, 
anxious citizens 
tried to forecast 

what the president might talk about in his 
speech. 

"I bet it's going to be health care," 
said one woman clad in a vivacious en- 
semble of red, white and blue. 

It would be a welcome topic to most. 




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President Bush 



Some recounted difficulties they'd had 
with health insurance 
companies. They 

groaned about HMO's, 
rising insurance rates and 
the cost of some prescrip- 
tion medications. 

It took nearly two 
hours to get everyone 
seated. It was just long 
enough to forget about 
the rain and start feeling 
the heat. The body-heat 
of about 2000 people ra- 
diated throughout Millis, 
which was packed to ca- 
pacity. 

But the president 
wasn't about to let a little 
physical discomfort dis- 
tract his audience. 

He thanked every- 
one for standing out in 
the rain, calling the sud- 
den downpour part of his 
drought relief program." Millis filled 

with laughter. 

Members of the audience didn't mind 

Bush's frankness about the temperature 

See Bush, page 4 



Orientation speakers to share wisdom 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

Racism and sexism and how they 
pertain to the campus community will be 
among the topics discussed during the 
Tuesday evening Orientation session by 
social and political analyst, Armstrong 
Williams. 

Williams joins President Jacob C. 
Martinson, Dr. Vance Davis, vice presi- 
dent for academic affairs, and SGA presi- 
dent Samantha Routh as speakers for the 
2002 Orientation sessions Sunday, Aug. 
18 through Wednesday, Aug. 21. Each 
speaker will address a different facet of 
the overall goal plan for the university at 
one of the four sessions. The university's 
goals are to maintain a community that is 
purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring 
and celebrative. 

To that end, Williams will address the 
goals of openness and caring in regard to 
the protection of freedom of expression, 
honoring the sacredness of the individual 
and allowing diversity to flourish. Also 
to be touched on is the responsibility of 
the campus to support service to others 
and the well-being of each person. Will- 



iams will speak to the student body at the 
third session scheduled for Tuesday, Au- 
gust 20 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. 

Following Williams' presentation, a 
special break-out session will focus on his 
speech and the university's mandatory 
summer reading of "The Color of Water" 
by James McBride. McBride's insightful 
tribute to his mother and story of grow- 
ing up with a white mother and black fa- 
ther touch on the same themes as 
Armstrong's speech. Dr. Morris Wray, 
vice president for internal affairs, chose 
the book for its themes and diverse lo- 
cales and because McBride's roots are in 
the High Point area. Wray felt that "a lot 
of people will feel this guy is from my 
neighborhood." 

Williams, a native of Marion, S. C, 
began his public career with a newspaper 
column on values that was later syndi- 
cated. He went on from there to host a 
nationally syndicated radio show, "The 
Right Side with Armstrong Williams," 
and television show, "The Armstrong 
Williams Show." He also writes editori- 
als and is CEO of The Graham Williams 
Group, an international public relations 
firm. He has built a reputation as an out- 



spoken conservative in favor of strength- 
ening moral values. The Washington Post 
has said of him that he is "one of the 
nation's most influential social and po- 
litical analysts." 

Davis will begin the orientation ses- 
sions on Sunday at 7 p.m. His speech will 
cover topics related to the goal of the aca- 
demic community having purpose. Davis 
gave this statement about his upcoming 
talk: "The creation of an educationally 
purposeful community requires the duti- 
ful and diligent efforts of each member 
of that community — faculty, staff and 
students. There are no short cuts." Fol- 
lowing his speech, a break-out session 
will be held for discussion of ideas raised 
by Davis. 

Martinson will address the goal of 
discipline and its importance to the col- 
lege community. Martinson's office re- 
leased this statement about his upcoming 
speech: "In keeping with the creation of 
a disciplined community. Dr. Martinson 
will be speaking on our responsibilities 
as individuals, as a university and as a 
nation. In the movie 'Spiderman,' young 

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EDITORIAL 



Friday, Aug. 16 2002 



Revamped staff gears 
up for new year 



By Michael Gaspenv 
Adviser 

Reporters record it; headlines blare 
it and stalls embody it. Change is the na- 
ture of newspaper life. Chasing the news 
is like trying to retrieve a disobedient dog 
Hying toward traffic. You hustle to keep 
the canine on the sidewalk and your hips 
out of the honking street. 

The pursuers change. Reporters 
round up the dog one last time, thrust 
him rudely into the fenced yard and step 
into the future, There's always somebody 
new stalking the dog and hoping to 
groom the beast. 

Leading this year's crop of 
beastmaslers is Harry Leach, editor in 
chief, a junior computer science and 
math major from Hampton, Va. Harry 
has served the paper as a layout artist, 
a&e editor and wizard during emergen- 
cies. In his spare time, he races go-karts 
and prefers head-banging metal music. 

Drew Mclntyre will serve as opin- 
ion editor. A weight-lifting sophomore 
from Winston-Salem, Drew is double- 
majoring in political science and history 
and will apply his knowledge to contem- 
porary issues. 

Commentary should be a strength 
of the Chronicle because several veteran 
columnists are returning. They include 
senior Justin Martin, junior Janet Francis 
and sophomores Ciena Smith and Erin 
Sullivan. They will be joined by 
Kathleen McLean. 

Senior Jocelyn Pa/a has provided 
meritorious service to the paper during 



the last two years. The Pa/a byline has 
appeared in every section. The versa- 
tile media major from Hagerstown, Md. 
is returning as Greek editor and as a for- 
mative influence on the op/ed page. 

Katie Lstler and Dennis Kern will 
co-edit the a&e page. She s a sopho- 
more media major from Huntington, W. 
Va. with a strong connection to the the- 
ater program. He's a senior criminal 
justice major from Kernersville with an 
addiction to the blues 

Junior Kenny Graff has been 
lapped as sports editor. His nickname 
is "The Greek Messenger" foi his abil- 
ity to deliver bad news with wit and 
grace. Let's hope that Kenny will ha\e 
only good news to report from the Pan- 
ther sports front. 

Sophomore Patricia Mitchell will 
serve as news editor. She's used to be- 
ing in command because "Trish" holds 
the position of First Sergeant at North 
Carolina A&T State University's Air 
force ROTC Detatchment 605. She will 
be leading AS200 cadets, also known 
as sophomores, that will be attending 
field training next summer. 

When she's not performing for the 
track team, senior Tiffany Cherry will 
continue to serve as chief photographer. 

Critical to the success of the 
Chronicle will be the contributions of a 
quartet of senior newswriters. Last year, 
Angel Alston, Nickie Doyal, Angela 
Law and Cathy Roberts provided read- 
ers with sharp, fluent stories that el- 
evated the quality of the paper. Look for 
their bylines. 



THE CAMPUS CHRONICLE STAFF 



Editor in Chief: Harry Leach 

News Editor: Patricia Mitchell 

Opinion Page Editor: Drew Mclntyre 

Arts and Entertainment Editors: Katie Estler and Dennis Kern 

Greek Editor: Jocelyn Paza 

Sports Editor: Kenny Graff 

Photographer: Tiffany Cherry 



Printer: Web Works 
Adviser: Michael Gaspeny 

Staff members: Angel Ashton, Ken Diaz, Marisa A. DeSanto, Nickie Doyal, 
Janet Francis, Kenny Graff, Andrea Griffith, Angela Law, Quinton Lawrence, 
Kathleen McLean, Justin Martin, Cathy Roberts, Gena Smith and Erin 
Sullivan. 

Phone number for Chronicle office: (336) 841-4552 

Eax number: (336) 841-4513 

The opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the 

perspective of High Point University students, administrators, staff or trustees. 

Signed columns, letters and cartoons solely represent the outlook of their 

authors and creators. Unsigned editorials, appearing on opinion pages, express 

the majority view of the staff. 

Letters policy... 

The Campus Chronicle urges readers to submit letters to the editor. 

The salutation should read: To the Editor. Letters should be typed and 
should not exceed 300 words. They must be signed and include the author's 
phone and address for purposes of verification. No letter will be published 
without confirmation of the author's identity. Please do not send anonymous 
letters or form letters. 

The staff reserves the right to edit letters for length, clarity and grammar, in 
addition to the right to reject a letter based on the judgment of the editors and 
adviser. 

Mail your letter to: The Editor, Campus Chronicle, Box 3111, High Point 
University, High Point, NC 27262. Fax your letter to (336)841-4513. 



Required reading 
worth your time 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 



In James McBride's memoir "The 
Color of Water," McBride weaves quotes 
such as "God is the color of water" from 
his mother, Ruth, with 
\ ivid descriptions of his 
early life's chaos and con- 
fusion to give the reader 
a true sense of being dif- 
ferent in a culture where 
different is not good. Ruth 
McBride Jordan went 
against both cultural and 
family ties to forge a life 
for herself and those of 
her 1 2 children. Against a 
backdrop of continual in- 
difference and hatred, her strength and 
resolve to better her family melded to- 
gether within each of her children to pro- 
duce 12 highly successful and respected 
citizens. She not only put her children 
through college but also completed a col- 
lege degree herself. 

A required reading for all entering 
students, and R.A.'s, "The Color of Wa- 
ter" revives a long tradition of mandatory 
summer reading at the university. Orien- 
tation will include a discussion of the 



"God is 
the color 
of water" 

- Color of Water 



book during the third session and an es- 
say in English class will allow the stu- 



dent to draw upon insights con- 
tained in the book. 

McBride's story illuminates 
the dark issues of racial bigotry, in- 
ternal hatred and cultural indiffer- 
ence to create a clear picture of 
trapped lives within those issues 
and the struggle to 
emerge. McBride 
accomplishes this 
without a heavy 
hand and allows 
humor and insight 
to also be part of 
the story. He tells 
of how Ruth was 
incapable of cook- 
ing and invariably 
served pancakes 
with eggshells in 
them and also used 
bowls to cut her boys' hair. Painful 
insight is recounted many times 
when remembering how the 1960s 
affected the household. As the au- 
thor points out, "The sixties roared 
through my house like a tidal wave" 
and "The world that mommy had 
so painstakingly created began to 
fall apart." 

An insightful and powerful 
story, it is well worth a summer's 
read and much more. 



Hispanic influx is welcome 



By Gena Smith 

Staff Writer 

"Give me your tired, your poor, your 
huddled masses yearning to breathe free/ 
The wretched refuse of your teeming 
shore/Send these, the homeless, tempest- 
tossed to me/I lift my lamp beside the 
golden door!" The words of Emma 
Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty seem no 
longer momentous in our country. 

The pragmatic outcome of the golden 
door being opened is on advertisement 
signs at Payless Shoe store, in brochures 
at Radio Shack and on money orders at 
Western Union. The Hispanic influx into 
the United States, especially North Caro- 
lina, has changed the face of our society. 
The Spanish language is everywhere we 
look today, attempting to accommodate 
those who do not speak English. 

According to the Hispanic America 
Response Marketing reports, the United 
States is the fifth largest Spanish-speak- 
ing country with one out of every three 
people speaking Spanish. And according 
to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic popu- 
lation has increased 110 percent from 
1990 to 1998 in North Carolina. 

Two-thousand two-hundred legal im- 
migrants arrive daily along with 5,000 il- 
legal immigrants, both groups planning 
to make the U.S. their home. The next 
step for these immigrants is gaining their 
citizenship from the tests given by the De- 
partment of Justice. Although the history 
part of the citizen examination begins with 
simple questions such as, "What are the 
colors of our flag?", it increasingly gets 
harder, ending with questions such as, 
"Name one purpose of the United Na- 
tions." However, the English section of 
the test seems lacking in comparison with 
the detailed questioning of the history 
exam. The English section has three com- 
ponents: reading, writing and speaking. 
Applicants must read either a set of civ- 
ics questions or several simple questions 



out loud and answer them. They then 
must write one or two simple sentences 
followed by answering a few questions 
about themselves. 

If these exams, especially the English 
part, had more detailed questions, immi- 
grants would have to know more of the 
English language than is necessary now. 
Likewise, if more free English immersion 
classes were offered, Hispanics would 
integrate more easily into our society. 
Nevertheless, the United States was 
settled, founded and governed by immi- 
grants. Even though specific states have 
made English the official language, our 
nation does not have one. 

The harsh poverty levels of Mexico, 
Nicaragua and other Central American 
nations is the driving force behind increas- 
ing immigration levels. Many anti-im- 
migration activists say the Hispanic popu- 
lation is taking "our jobs." In reality, the 
jobs are on the open market and have no 
particular person's name on them. Long 
hours, horrible benefits and low wages are 
the conditions many Hispanics endure in 
honest hopes of making a better life for 
themselves and their families. Rather than 
respect for their hard work in pursuing the 
American dream, Hispanics are discrimi- 
nated against and blamed for forcing our 
country to accommodate their needs. The 
truth is Hispanics never asked our gov- 
ernment and businesses to assist them in 
posting the Spanish language everywhere. 

If an American went to another coun- 
try, he would not expect that government 
to post his language everywhere. But this 
is the beauty and difference of the United 
States. It is still the land of opportunity 
and when others need help, willing hands 
offer support. As North Carolina District 
Court Judge Alonzo Coleman said. 
"These people are not coming here to 
wreck |our| communities or to corrupt our 
form of government. They are coming 
here because they admire it." 



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OPINION 



Source revealed for Islamic terrorism 



Campus Chronicle 



By Justin Martin 

Staff Writer 

For nearly the past year, scholars and 
journalists have tried to fairly assess the 
Muslim faith hy criticizing extremists 
while also holding that all religions arc 
equally worthwhile. These egalitarians 
note that the vast majority of Muslims are 
not terrorists. Muslim apologists promise 
that Islam is a peaceful religion, one that 
does not endorse the murder of innocent 
civilians. Muslims who endorse homicide 
bombings, we are told, are in the minor- 
ity of Mohammed's followers. 

Since roughly one-fifth of the world's 
population is Muslim, I am glad to say 
that the vast majority of Muslims are not 
terrorists. But, as author Dinesh D'souza 
asserts in his book "What's So Great 
About America," the vast majority of ter- 
rorists are Muslims. And the reason why 
is very disturbing. 

Prior to the attacks of September 1 1 , 
many Americans already connected ter- 
rorism with Muslim radicals. Indeed, the 
bombing of Pan-Am flight 103, the hos- 
tage crisis in Iran and bombings of Ameri- 
can embassies in Ethiopia and Tanzania 
were all motivated by Muslim extremism. 
One might guess, however, that wide- 
spread Islamic terrorism could be moti- 
vated by the same force. It does not stand 
to reason that American scholars neglect 
to identify the primary force motivating 
Muslim terrorism: The Koran. 

The Koran consists of chapters called 
suras. In the 9th sura, all Muslims are 
commanded to wage war against anyone 
who rejects Islamic Law. The sacred book 
calls Muslims to "fight against 
those... who do not forbid what Allah and 
His apostle have forbidden, and do not 
embrace the true faith, until they pay trib- 
ute out of hand and are utterly subdued." 
Another verse tells Muslims to "slay the 
wicked idolaters," to "lay and wait to 
ambush them." 

Find this hard to believe? Go to your 



public library and have a look at the Ko- and the majority of the September 1 1 hi- 

ran. Or, if you're really incredulous, ask jackers came from the latter country. Ira- 

a professor of Islamic studies at a local nian leaders claim to condemn the Sep- 

univcrsity. tember attacks, although the words 

You will be informed that a western "Death to America" are inscribed in Ara- 

lifestyle is considered heresy by funda- bic at some Iranian passport control gates, 

mentalist Muslims and must be destroyed. The Egyptians feign an anti-terrorism 

So what, you ask? We know that al- stance while The Muslim Brotherhood, 

ready. We watched ourselves being one of the largest organizations of Mus- 

bombed by fundamentalist Muslims on lim extremists, has its headquarters there, 

network television. Islamic fundamentalism, involving a lit- 

Yes, of course, we did. You have not eral interpretation of the Koran, is rife 

been told, however, that the book all within the Muslim world. 

Muslims read commanded them to do so. Some of the interpretations are quite 

You may have been told that the book harrowing, but are not the result of reli- 

central to Islam is sacred and peaceful, gious zealots misinterpreting their faith. 

set apart from the massacres of that late "Islam" is Arabic for "submission" and 



summer morning. 

Historian H.W. Brands, in his book 
"Into the Labyrinth," discusses the turmoil 
surrounding the creation of the state of 
Israel in 1948. Many European nations 
and some U.S. Congressmen felt it was a 
poor idea, because bloodshed would 



"Muslim" translates to "one who sub- 
mits." The Koran demands violent inter- 
vention against those unwilling to submit. 
Americans have not heard this because it 
is unpopular to print in politically correct 
America. Unfortunately, what's PC is 
sometimes substituted for what is just 



surely follow Israel's inception. War did plain correct. 

indeed ensue. Brands posits, however, that If you watch Fox News or CNN and 

the unrest during that time should not be hear a Muslim apologist argue that the 

blamed on the creation of Israel, for the majority of Muslims are peaceful, thank 



Muslim part of the world has never been 
stable or turmoil-free. 

When Mohammed began a new faith 
nearly 1 ,400 years ago, he was run out of 
Mecca. He then fled to nearby Medina. It 
was not until The Prophet and his follow- 
ers implemented violent tactics and ac- 
quired an army of 1 2,000 that they Inum- 



whichever God to whom you pray that 
they are right. But be tearful of the real- 
ity that Islamic fundamentalists wish to 
make you, your family and the rest of the 
world either follow Allah or dead. 

You now have a partial explanation 
for the hatred directed toward innocent 
Americans, despite some journalists and 



phantly returned to what then became TV commentators' attempts to gloss the 
Islam's holiest city. truth about Islam. Recently, when an 
Americans should know more about Egyptian Muslim, Hashem Mohamed 
the roots of Muslim hostility. Regretla- Hadayet, screamed in Arabic and gunned 
bly, the Koran's calls for violence help down two people al LA International Air- 
explain why radical Muslims are so sub- port, television reporters frequently re- 



versive toward westerners or any 
non-Muslims. The subversion of Islamic 
fundamentalism manifests itself clearly in 
our current relationships with Muslim 
nations. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia claim 
to be on our side, yet many Taliban sol- 
diers were trained in Pakistani schools, 



peated, "We have no reason to believe that 
this was a terrorist act or motivated by 
Muslim extremism." Perhaps they didn't 
have any reason to believe that. But the 
situation turned out to be Islam-related. 
And Americans never learned why 



A challenge from the President 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Op/Ed Editor 

If you have not already heard, Presi- 
dent George W. Bush came to campus 
over the summer. At 3:00 p.m. on Thurs- 
day, July 25, Bush spoke to an audience 
of around 2000 ticket-holders that 
packed the Millis Athletic/Convocation 
Center. The HPU stop was second on his 
list of activities in the Piedmont; it took 
place after a roundtable discussion with 
healthcare professionals from around the 
country at High Point Regional hospital 
and before a stop at the Grandover re- 
sort in Greensboro to show support at a 
fundraiser for Senate hopeful Elizabeth 
Dole. 

After receiving a raucous welcome 
and delivering his opening greetings, the 
President said a few words about home- 
land security and the economy before 
turning to the focus of his speech, 
healthcare reform. He delivered a policy 
initiative that, in practice, would radi- 
cally alter the way malpractice lawsuits 
are handled by placing a cap on punitive 
damages. Bush claimed that the rising 
cost of malpractice insurance is under- 
mining the progress of reform as 
healthcare costs skyrocket and many 
doctors are forced to relocate or prac- 
tice "defensive medicine" - costly, tear 
oriented medicine. The cause of this ris- 
ing insurance coverage is increasingly 
outrageous settlements; as Bush said, 
"we've all heard the stories." He pro- 



posed setting a "reasonable federal limit' 
on damages in addition to full medical 
compensation. The Chief Executive re- 
quested that a bill to that effect be passed 
by congress before their fall recess, stat- 
ing that the American people need "af- 
fordable health care, not rich trial law- 
yers." 

I doubt there are very few of us that 
would not want to see less money in the 
hands of lawyers, especially those that 
defend the kind of cases in question. On 
the other hand, one cannot ignore that 
there are legitimate malpractice cases and 
that these victims deserve compensation. 
Should there be a cap on that compensa- 
tion? I think so - ridiculous jury awards 
hurt everyone, in the long run. At what 
amount should the cap be set? I'll leave 
that one to the politicians. Moreover, I will 
confess that health care is not yet a great 
concern of mine and I doubt that most of 
my constituents are losing sleep over it 
either. Therefore, for better or worse, I 
would like to like to concentrate on some- 
thing the President said unrelated to medi- 
cine. 

Regardless of one's political views, 
I doubt there is anyone who does not rec- 
ognize that George W. Bush is not the 
most gifted speaker ever to hold office. 
While hearing him speak may not be aes- 
thetically pleasing, the quality of his 
words thoroughly impressed me. In a day 
when form is more valued than content, 
it was even somewhat of a relief to hear a 



politician who did not speak down to me. 
What impressed me most was something 
Bush said while talking about the state 
of the nation and praising a woman 
named Jane Lambert who has served the 
community through volunteer work for 
over 50 years. 

"Serving something greater than 
yourself," he said, "is part of being a 
complete American." 

Why is this true? Perhaps because 
merely recognizing a greater entity than 
oneself is a daunting prospect in our 
world of instant self-gratification. 
Whether the entity you recognize and 
serve is your family, religious institution, 
school, community, or those less fortu- 
nate than yourself, you are doing your- 
self and the world a service by working 
for the betterment of others. I'll readily 
admit that I do too little of this; for what- 
ever reason, I imagine a lot of us arc the 
same way. This, then, is the challenge I 
have for myself that I would like to re- 
lay to my fellow students, returning and 
freshmen alike: find something worth 
doing for someone or something other 
than yourself and do it to the best of your 
ability. One docs not have to be Mother 
Teresa, one only needs to give a small 
amount of time and effort to have an 
impact on the world for the belter. I be- 
lieve that the greater the number of 
people who act in this manner, the greater 
the quality of life we will all have at 
HPU, in our home communities, and in 
the global community as a whole. 



Learn to 

obey your 

own heart 

instead of 

others 

By Kathleen McLean 

Staff Writer 

Is it just me or is anyone else sick 
of hearing, "You remind me of myself 
at that age" or "I was like you"? It 
seems as though everyone on campus 
goes around looking at their past selves. 
Both students and faculty love to dwell 
on the aspects of themselves they see 
in others. But what about the receiving 
end? 

Everywhere I go, I seem to remind 
someone of something. I'm an average 
college student, so why should I be the 
perfect rendition of innocence and lost 
childhoods? After constant remarks 
about how someone used to be and how 
I remind them of something in their life, 
I begin to ask a lot of questions. 

Society affects everything we say 
and do, whether it's the emphasis placed 
on attending college or whether it's a 
bunch of college kids talking about their 
newest friend. In situations of such nos- 
talgia, there is a lot of joy in seeing a 
walking memory of yourself during 
happier tunes, but on the other side of 
the mirror there are a lot ol conflicts as 
to why Questions arise, such as, "Is 
there something that I need to change?" 
or "What's wrong with me?" or "Why 
me?" 

Although I'm sure all are aware of 
the fad that the upperclassmen provide 
good role models for the students at 
High Point University, a little reminder 
never hurl. No one is perfect, and no 
one can expect anyone to be. However, 
since the upperclassmen have had more 
experience in college and life itself, it's 
not unusual to be thinking, "How can I 
be more like them?" But is changing a 
good thing? 

The college atmosphere applies a 
lot of pressure to freshmen, and.the one 
thing they truly require is a group of 
"perfect" college role models. The chal- 
lenges of classes, sports, parties and sex 
arc all situations in which freshmen tend 
to look to their "elders" for guidance. 
There is only one problem. ..the upper- 
classmen are not perfect gods. ..they are 
human. 

When an upperclassmen walks up 
to someone and remarks on their study 
habits and innocence and adds how they 
used to be like that, it makes that per- 
son wonder what they have to do to be 
socially acceptable. Maybe drinking in- 
stead of doing homework is cool? 
Maybe staying out all night when there 
is a lab practical in the morning is a bet- 
ter idea? 

High Point University is not the 
"adult" world; it just gives us a taste of 
the freedom and responsibility on the 
outside. Out there, there are no make- 
up dates, no extensions and no little an- 
gel on your shoulder to tell you the dif- 
ference between right and wrong. The 
atmosphere of college shapes your de- 
cision-making skills and ethics after 
graduation; it just depends on what you 
choose to listen to. 

There are a lot of distractions, bar- 
riers and challenges you face in life, but 
the only true guide to the road ahead is 
yourself. 



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4 Campus Chronicle 



NEWS & OPINION 



Friday, Aug. 16 2002 



President welcomes students 

Dear First Year Students: 

On behalf of High Point University, I welcome you to some of the best years of your lives. During your college 
career at High Point, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and make friendships that can 
last a lifetime. 

In my opinion, this university offers to its students the finest faculty in the country. Through 
then wisdom and under their direction, you will be able to experience a wide variety of attitudes, 
points of view and teaching styles. Our faculty can direct you to paths of knowledge which you 
have never before explored. Your job is to travel those paths to enrich your minds and enlighten 
your lives 

Of course, High Point will not be all studying and nights at the library. You will have many 
chances to make friends, engage in a varied array of social activities and become a part of the 
University family. You can be as social as you want to be. Of course, there are always those pesky 
semester grades to consider, so you will have to find the balance of studies, extra-curricular activities and socializing that 
enables you to be a successful High Point University student. Decisions, decisions, decisions! 

We are delighted to have you as a part of the High Point University family, and we wish you, the Class of 2(X)6, 
all good things on your journey of exploration and growth. Godspeed! 

Sincerely, 

Jacob C. Martinson 
President 




Speakers 

share 

wisdom 

Orientation, cont. from front page 

Peter Parker's uncle once told him, 'With 
great power comes great responsibility,' 
and Dr. Martinson will give insight into 
how (his statement is especially meaning- 
ful in the 21st century." Martinson will 
speak on Monday, August 19, at 7 p.m. A 
break-out session will also follow his 
speech. 

New SGA president, Samantha 
Routh will be the fourth and final speaker 
on Wednesday August 21 also at 7 p.m. 
in Memorial Auditorium. Routh's speech 
will cover the goal of the community be- 
ing celebrative in regard to students be- 
coming involved with campus activities 
and traditions. 

Vance Davis, Orientation 



Avoid credit disaster 



by Jocelyn I'aza 
Greek Editor 

Oh, the power of independence. The 
privilege of attending college brings free- 
dom. Freedom to decide what to eat, when 
to go to bed and how to spend your 
parents' hard-earned and limited money. 
Rarely are these decisions made wisely, 
resulting in several misfortunes, such as 
(he "Freshmen Fifteen" (a term used to 
describe the weight gain students often 
encounter), missed morning classes and 
the lifetime lesson of being broke, poor 
and penniless! 

Unless you are one of the more for- 
tunate students whose parents can afford 
your new car payments, four years of tu- 
ition, credit card bills and weekend ex- 
penses, welcome to financial indepen- 
dence. Welcome to budgets, bank state- 
ments, bounced checks and learned les- 
sons. 

"Besides my credit card debt, I will 
be $90, 000 in the hole after graduate 
school because I am a fifth-year senior," 
says Mary Alexander. "That money 
doesn't even include what my mom has 
out in loans to help pay tuition costs!" 

If most parents are paying for their 



student's tuition and room and board, 
where do the thousands of dollars in debt 
come from? 

"I have two credit cards, a car, car 
insurance, a student loan and a beer habit, 
hence my debt," states senior Anita Will- 
iams. "As much advice as people give, 
you will slill have to learn for yourself" 

Making smart financial decisions 
your first year of college will pay off. 

"You learn after your first year [of 
college] how to spend less and budget 
more. But everyone spends the next three 
to tour years paying off that first year!" 
explains one financially strapped senior. 

Responsible budgeting can be as easy 
as deciding not to go out every night of 
the week. Students are amazed to find out 
how much money is lost to weekly booze. 
Even consistently buying $4.99 12-packs 
of Milwaukee's Best can add up! Saving 
your partying for the weekend will not 
only save you dollars, you might finally 
be able to salvage your attendance policy 
in that eight a.m. class! 

Constant reminders from your par- 
ents and upperclassmen might persuade 
you not to buy everything on your credit 
card, but only the student can make the 
decision to spend responsibly. 



Come meet the 
Campus Chronicle 

Tuesday, Aug. 27 

5 p.m. in the Private 

Dining Room A of 

the cafeteria. 




Bush Drops by campus 



Bush Speech, confined from front page 



inside either 

"The gymnasium could use a little 
air-conditioning," he said after comment- 
ing on the beauty of the campus. "We're 
trying to keep the hot air down to a mini- 
mum." Again, the crowd roared with 
laughter. 

This small dose of comic relief 
seemed to work well. No longer mindful 
of the ever-rising temperature, the audi- 
ence settled in and listened intently to the 
president's remarks, which revolved 
mainly around frivolous malpractice suits, 
excessive jury awards — and the effect 
these things have on rising health care 
costs. 

"What we want is quality health care, 
not rich trial lawyers," he said in summa- 
tion of the reason his new bill, which pro- 
poses placing a $250,000 cap on certain 
types of medical malpractice awards, 
should be passed by Congress. 

He also talked about issues relating 
to the development of the Department of 
Homeland Security. "I readily concede I 
didn't run for office saying, vote for me, 
I promise to make government bigger," 
he said. "So I'm not interested in some- 
thing hig, I'm interested in something that 
works. " 

As his voice boomed throughout 



Millis, President Bush showed the audi- 
ence that his drive to bring all terrorists 
to justice has not waned since September 
II. 

"Protecting our homeland is our most 
important priority. The best way to pro- 
tect the homeland is to hunt the killers 
down one by one, and bring them to jus- 
tice. That's what this government's go- 
ing to do." 

President Bush's final comment was 
a reminder to citizens to do all that is nec- 
essary to make America strong from the 
inside out. He encouraged Americans to 
show their patriotism by helping others 
in need. He conceded that America has 
its problems — but that those problems 
would be solved. "This is the greatest 
nation of the face of the earth," he said. 

The applause lasted for several min- 
utes. While some pushed forward, hop- 
ing to shake the president's hand, others 
remained in their seats— slill taking in the 
moment. High Point resident Kendra 
Cooley felt particularly invigorated at 
having been able to hear the president 
speak. "It's really a once in a lifetime 
thing," she said. "I didn't realize that it 
would affect me this much. I have never 
felt so proud to be an American." 




Come meet the 
Campus Chronicle 

Tuesday, Aug. 27 

5 p.m. in the Private 

Dining Room A of 

the cafeteria. 


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Friday, Aug. 16 2002 



NEWS AND OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Chronicle veterans: what they're 

doing now 



By Michael Gaspeny 

From telecommunications in Latin 
America to press conferences at the 
White House to careers in the Blue Ridge 
Mountains... an apprenticeship with the 
Campus Chronicle can lead to bright des- 
tinations. Here's what some of our 
former writers are doing. 

Editors in chief: CheLsta Laughlin is 

Finishing an internship with The High 
Point Enterprise in the lifestyles depart- 
ment. She has been writing features on 
everything from snakes to dog-groom- 
ing. 

Mike Graff is a sports writer for The 
Winchester (Va.) Star. He is writing sto- 
ries from the training camp of the Wash- 
ington Redskins. His adoration of the 
Baltimore Orioles and detestation of the 
New York Yankees are ongoing. 

Brent Ayers teaches language arts at 
Woodlawn Middle School in Mebane. 
He moonlights as an instructor at Syl- 
van Learning Center, and this summer 
he served as English tutor for the Sum- 



mer Advantage program. He remains a 
staunch advocate of the Southern way of 
life and the songs of country music out- 
law David Allen Coe. 

Rob Humphreys is night news editor 
for The Daily News-Record in 
Harrisonburg, Va. He lives with his wife 
and two children in the Shenandoah Val- 
ley where in his spare time he is learning 
to play bluegrass guitar. 

Clint Barkdoll practices criminal law 
in his hometown, Waynesboro, Pa. He 
spent two years as a reporter for the inter- 
active edition of The Wall Street Journal. 

Other Staffers: Last year's assistant 
editor Terence Houston has immersed 
himself in the political scene in the 
nation's capital. He completed one intern- 
ship with the Institute for Political Jour- 
nalism at Georgetown University and has 
begun a second with the Democratic Na- 
tional Committee. He recently attended a 
press briefing at the White House. 

Crystal Sherrod is pursuing her 
master's in technical writing at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Charlotte. 
Donalee Goodrum- White has become 



a reporter for The Kernersville News. 

Courtney Mueller has left The 
Thomasville Times for a position with 
Cahners Business Systems. She is as- 
sistant editor of "Casual Living," a 
trade magazine focusing on outdoor 
furniture and knick-knacks. 

Kelly "Oriole" Gilfillan is complet- 
ing her master's in English at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Greens- 
boro. She has accepted a teaching as- 
sistantship at Guilford Technical Com- 
munity College which she describes as 
fulfilling "her professors' worst night- 
mare." 

Heidi Coryell covers county govern- 
ment for The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. 

Gustavo Vieira, headquartered in Mi- 
ami, Fla., is a publicist for Discovery 
Networks Latin America/Iberia. He is 
engaged to Megan Moreland, a former 
classmate with whom he competed in 
introductory journalism. He lost in class 
but won in life. 

Sonny Gann has been named head 
baseball coach at Grimsley High 
School in Greensboro. 



Panther senior becomes 
morning radio personality 



Senior English major Jocclyn Paza is 
shouldering a fulltimc job as co-host 
and producer of radio station KZL's 
"Murphy in the Morning Show" (107.5 
AM). In addition, she does commer- 
cials and remote broadcasts and 
juggles numerous other duties. Her 
show airs Monday through Friday 
5:30-10:30 a.m. and on "The Home- 
town Countdown" during weekends 9 
a.m.- 1 2 p.m. Below, she discusses life 
in the media. 

Q: How did you get your job ? 

Justin Wood, a former HPU student 
who now works for the station, told 
me about an opening for an intern on 
the show. After my internship was al- 
most over and 1 thought I would finally 
get to sleep in. Heather B., the female 
host on the show, decided that she would 
not be renewing her contract. Instead of 
searching for someone to fill the job, the 
other hosts (Jack Murphy and Britt 
Whitmire) offered me the position. 




Q: What are the main challenges? 

Definitely waking up at 3:30 a.m. and 
working up to 12-hour days. This semes- 
ter, I'll have to leave the station for classes 
and head back there for more work. It's 
also hard to keep the image the station sets 
for you. When you've had a bad morning, 
you still have to grit your teeth and joke 



about topics on the show. My job is to 
keep the audience in a good mood, and 
that's not always easy at 4:30 in the 
morning. 

Q: What's your most unusual on- 
the-job experience so far? 
Besides that they changed my name 
to Josie? One day I got off work and 
was so excited to go back to bed. My 
boss called me just as I lay down and 
asked, "Do you want to go meet 
Sheryl Crow right now?" How do you 
answer that besides, "Duh! Of 
course!" So I went to Raleigh with an- 
other employee and interviewed 
Sheryl Crow for half an hour. And I 
got paid for it! 

Q: What advice would you give students 
who want to enter the media field? 

Call around to local radio and TV sta- 
tions and newspapers for an internship. 
When students ask businesses for an in- 
ternship opening, they are showing ini- 
tiative. Who knows what unexpected op- 
portunities might open up! 



What's going on at Ziggy's? 

Aug. 17 Domestic Blend/ 10 Strip/DJ Groove 

Aug. 23 Wafer Thin/ Hector Alis/ Sky bolt Six/ Valor (Indie Rock) 

Aug. 24 Swift/ Lifeline/ Stuck Shot {Hard Rock) 

Aug. 25 Particle/ Gomachi (Jam Band) 

Aug. 27 Ruby Horse/ D. Henry Fenton (Pop) 

Aug. 30 Lake Trout/ Japan Air (Trance/Jazz) $ 1 

Aug. 3 1 Victor Wooten featuring Speech of Arrested Development (Funk) $ 1 5 

Sept. 4 Widespread Panic Movie/ "The Earth Will Swallow You'7 Space Wrangler S 1 

Sept. 5 Charlie Hunter (Acoustic Worldbeat) $10 

Sept. 6 Athenaeum (Pop) $10 

Sept.lOTrippig Billies (A Tribute to Dave Matthews) 

Sept. 1 1 Phix (Celebrating the Music of Phish) 

Sept. 1 2 Absolute 80's (80's Cover Tunes) 

Sept. 1 3 David Allan Coe/ Pound Sign 6 (Country/Rock) $ 1 5 

Sept. 14 Robert Earl Keen/ Robinella and the CC String Band (Texas Singer & Songwriter) $20 

Sept. 15 United Way/ Wake Med School Benefit (Various) 

Sept. 18 The Recipe (Jamband) 



Chronicle 
Recruits 

By Michael Gaspeny 

Adviser 



Help us blast off while you propel your- 
self toward a career in the media. 
The Campus Chronicle, which has been 
honored both on and off campus, has 
openings in every department. Join the 
team that has won the organization of the 
year award here and national recognition 
through a first-place with special merit 
rating from the American Scholastic- 
Press Association. 

For writers, experience is desirable but 
not necessary. If you have a clear style 
and a sense of fair play, we can teach you 
the rest. We especially need news report- 
ers, sportswriters willing to cover univer- 
sity teams and music and movie review- 
ers. 

In the art department, we are shopping 
for cartoonists, illustrators and layout 
artists with PageMaker experience. We 
also need energetic advertising represen- 
tatives, eager to collect a 20 percent com- 
mission on every local ad. 
Come to our interest session and discuss 
the role you want to play in the continu- 
ing success of the Chronicle. Meet with 
us on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. in Pri- 
vate Dining Room A of the cafeteria. 
Start collecting your own clippings now. 
When a prospective employer wants to 
know what you really did with those four 
years of college, present your portfolio. 



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A&E 



Friday, Aug. 16 2002 



90.3 gets 
small but 
helpful 
face lift 

By Cathy Roberts 

Staff Writer 

The radio station has changed 
since last school year, but not in the way 
you might think. Tuning the radio to 
90.3 will no longer give you WWIH 
The Enigma, but WHPU The Point- 
the new name of the campus radio sta- 
tion. 

Other than the new name and a 
small software upgrade, little has 
changed since last spring. According 
to Mr. Greg Brown, station adviser, no 
new transmitter rests in place of the 20- 
year-old one atop Slane Center. Also, 
no new equipment has been ordered. 
Brown still does not know what money, 
if any, the university will invest in the 
radio station. The $100,000 grant re- 
ceived from the Cannon Foundation 
last spring was rumored to be for the 
television and radio station; however, 
none of die money has been put aside 
for Vie Point. 'The Cannon Founda- 
tion agreed to fund equipment for a 
television studio only, not the radio sta- 
tion. Still, a transmitter is our top pri- 
ority for the new facility," Brown said. 
As for the new fine arts building 
itself, The Point will not be transmit- 
ting from its new studio at the start of 
the semester, but from its old place in 
Cooke Hall. 

The summer has allowed enough 
time for an upgrade to the station's au- 
tomated mp3 program. Last year, the 
system enabled the station to keep its 
license by playing songs from its data- 
base even when a DJ was not in the 
studio. The station had to be on the air 
for a minimum of five hours each day 
of class to meet die Federal Communi- 
cations Commission's licensure re- 
quirements. The program randomly se- 
lected songs but was unable to differ- 
entiate between the genres of its own 
music files. Now, the automated sys- 
tem can quickly be programmed widi 
hours of mp3 files organized into rap, 
country, rock and so on. "[The up- 
graded system] creates daily play lists 
much faster- about 10 minutes instead 
of two hours, but someone will have to 
take responsibility for programming 
the machine," Brown said. 

The manner in which DJs will be 
allowed into the studio has changed as 
well. Last year, anyone that was inter- 
ested in the radio station was trained 
on the equipment regardless of experi- 
ence. Now, students are being required 
to take English 355, Audio Production, 
before being allowed on the air. "We 
aren't desperate for staff members any- 
more, and we want to improve overall 
training for on-air personnel," Brown 
said. Fortunately, any students that 
have already been through training and 
have done a show will be allowed to 
continue if they wish. 

The name change and software 
upgrade of The Point signify a new 
phase for the campus radio station. 
There is plenty of opportunity for 
change, but only the next few months 
will demonstrate die university's will- 
ingness to help. 



There's a play for everyone 



By Katie Estler 

A&E Co-Editor 

To students longing to throw cau- 
tion to the wind and to know make-be- 
lieve is not merely tor children, the HPU 
Theatre department will 
present "Annie Get Your 
Gun," "Noises Off and "A 
Midsummer Night's 
Dream" this semester. 

Theatre is not just for 
patrons but for any that 
gather the nerve to audi- 
tion. Try outs are open to all 
students as well as the com- 
munity. The Fall 2002/ 
Spring 2003 year oilers a 
wide range of shows to ap- 
peal to both actors and au- 
diences alike. For those 
more musically inclined 
performers, "Annie Get 
Your Gun" will be directed 
by Susan Whitenight, pro- 
fessor of theatre. This mu- 
sical (ale is loosely based on the life of 
famous performance shooter, Annie 
Oakley. The show illustrates the conflicts 
between men and women As Annie joins 
Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Frank 
Butler, (romantic lead) the headline! of 
the show, does not know how to deal with 
a woman that is such a talented shooter. 
This male/female rivalry is reflected 



throughout the play and the music, includ- 
ing "Anything You can Do (I can do bet- 
ter)." Besides offering many main char- 
acters, the show requires a substantial cho- 
rus, giving even more people the oppor- 
tunity for parts. 

For 
those prefer- 
ring a literary 
classic, Wade 
Hughes, the 
newest addi- 
tion to the 
theatre de- 
partment, 
will direct 
William 
Shakespeare's 
A 
Midsummer 
Night's 
Dream." This 
tale of a lov- 
ers' triangle 
complicated 
by the fairies 
of the woods leads to a hilarious night. 
The story unfolds when Hermia, engaged 
to Demetrius, flees to the woods with her 
lover Lysander. Demetrius charges after 
her, followed by Helena who holds a great 
love for Demetrius. At this same time, 
Oberon, king of the fairies, and his wife 
Titania are at odds. Through a misunder- 
standing, fairy magic is released on the 



" We're always 

looking 

forward to the 

energy of new 

students..." 

- Whitenight 



characters, making them fall in love with 
the wrong people. This show has many 
wonderful parts to fill. While this roman- 
tic comedy is lighthearted, the parts still 
require the challenge of Shakespearian 
acting. 

"We believe we have the talent base 
to do it," Whitenight said. 

The last show of the year "Noises 
Off brings a different genre of theatre. 
This highly complicated comedy revolves 
around a traveling play and its actors. This 
farce follows the actors, all with their own 
personalities and relationships that de- 
velop and just as quickly disintegrate. 
With the mounting of their personal prob- 
lems, the traveling play falls to shambles. 
This small-cast show's humor is centered 
on the precision of the comedic timing. 
To show the audience the absolute chaos 
the show falls into, a special instrument 
will be used to rotate the stage. 

HPU theatre is not limited to those 
of great acting ability. There are many op- 
portunities for technical positions such as 
stage managers, makeup artists, eostum- 
ers, lighting designers and more. The de- 
partment is excited about the new year and 
the new wave of theatre people to join the 
old. 

"We're always looking forward to the 
energy of new students. We also have very 
dedicated returning students. It's good to 
see the blending of the two," Whitenight 
said. 



SAB supplies cheap 
and fun entertainment 



By "Tank" Floyd 
SAB Adviser 

The Student Activities Board (SAB) 
is preparing a smorgasbord of awesome 
events for the start of the fall 2(K)2 se- 
mester. There is no admission charge for 
most of the events so there is no excuse 
not to come out and have a great time. 

The first event is Movie Night on 
Saturday, Aug. 24. Sign up in the Student 
Life Office (Slane Center Room 101) 
from Wednesday Aug. 21 to 4:30 p.m. 
Friday, Aug. 23. Admission is only $3 
with valid student ID. and includes trans- 
portation to Carmike 8 Cinemas. 

On Tuesday, 
Aug. 27, the most 
popular SAB event 
of the spring se- 
mester, Laser Tag, 
returns. It's bigger 
and better this time 
as Harrison Gym 
will be trans- 
formed into a giant 
laser lag arena MISSION 

complete with 

state of the art visual effects. This one day 
only event will be open 4- 1 p.m. for stu- 
dents and their guests. Admission is free. 
Need something to laugh out loud 
about? Your mission, if you choose to 
accept it, is to get a seat in the Slane Cen- 
ter Great Room at 8 p.m. for the hysteri- 
cal comedy performance of "MISSION 
IMPROVable." Admission is free with 
valid student I.D. 

It's your chance to win pri/.es val- 
ued at more than $2(M) at the SAB Bingo 
Night on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the caf- 
eteria. Admission is free. No wonder the 
average attendance was nearly 100 stu- 
dents per night last year. Get there early 
lo ensure your chance to win. 




IMPROVable 



On Saturday, Sept. 7, SAB "takes the 
show on the road" with an excursion lo 
Celebration Station in Greensboro. Ad- 
vance sign-up in the Office of Student Life 
is required and space is limited. Watch for 
further details posted in the Slane Center. 
Thursday, Sept. 12 SAB presents the 
comedy of Vic Henley. A veteran of the 
college comedy circuit, Henley has been 
making students laugh for more than a de- 
cade. You're guaranteed to have a great 
time if you're in the Slane Center Great 
Room at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. 
Admission is free (note: there will be an 
SGA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Great 
Room prior to Vic Henley's performance.) 

These are 
just a few of the 
"FUNTASTIC 
events SAB has 
in store this se- 
mester. Stay 
tuned for Cosmic 
Bowling Nights, 
Roller Skating 
Nights, live mu- 
sic concerts, more 
comedy shows 
and a murder mystery performance that 
you definitely don't want to miss. 

SAB is a volunteer student organiza- 
tion that provides high-quality campus 
entertainment and on-going student lead- 
ership development. If you're interested 
in joining our team, stop by our interest 
meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 
in the Slane Center Great Room or call 
our Membership Development Coordina- 
tor, Elaine Monroy, at 84 1 -4643 or email 
us at iabhpu@yahoo.com. 

For questions or more info concern- 
ing this article please call "Tank" Floyd, 
Assistant Dean of Students for Campus 
Life at x9 1 56. 



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A&E 



Campus Chronicle 



Oasis provides better living through 'Chemistry' 



By Dennis Kern 

A&E Co-Editor 

Rock is dead. Don't be- 
lieve me? Take a look at 
what's passing lor rock and 
roll on MTV (if you can find 
any videos at all) or VH1. 
Today's rock stars are a lace- 
less parade of hip hop 'art- 
ists' whose music is as in- 
distinguishable as last food 
hamburgers. J-Lo, P. Dim Witty Diddy 
and Eminem rule the roost these days. 

So why is Oasis even making records 
anymore? Oh, sure, Oasis has played to 
bigger, non-festival crowds than the Roll- 
ing Stones, Led Zeppelin or any other 
'classic rock' act you can think of, but 
doesn't the band get it? Rock is dead! 
Apparently Liam and Noel Gallagher, 
brothers who make up the creative core 
of Oasis, didn't get the memo, because 
they recently released their best CD to 
date, Heathen Chemistry. To call Hea- 
then Chemistry a mature slice of rock and 
roll brilliance would be an understate- 
ment. Oasis still proudly wears its Beatles 
influence on its collective sleeve, but 
when a majority of current American 
bands take their cue from a talentless hack 
like Fred Durst, that's a good thing. 




Songs like "The Hindu Times," "Hung 
In A Bad Place" and "Little By Little" 
rock with a confidence that only the very 
best of English bands have ever been able 
to match. Slower tunes, including "Stop 
Crying Your Heart Out" and "Born On A 
Different Cloud," display a depth of feel- 
ing only hinted at in previous releases. 
Even the instrumental "A Quick Peep" 
with its rolling guitar line grooves. 

To record a great CD is one thing, to 
back it up live is another. With this in 
mind, I made the trip to Ft. Lauderdale to 
catch the first show on Oasis's 2002 North 
American Tour. The first thing 1 learned 
is that Oasis fans are hardcore. While 
waiting for the show to start, I met a 
couple who had flown in from Houston, 
two brothers who had come from Costa 



Rica and even one who had come down 
from Wisconsin on a Greyhound bus. 
Like the first great British rock band 
fronted by brothers, Ray and Dave Davies 
of the Kinks, whose American concerts 
were as likely to end in a drunken onstage 
brawl as complete shows, there is no such 
thing as a 'sure thing' when it comes to a 
live Oasis performance. The moment 
Liam Gallagher opened his mouth to sing, 
it was all too obvious his voice just wasn't 
there. After croaking his way through the 
first four songs, Liam apologized for not 
being able to continue and left the stage, 
not to be seen again the rest of the 
evening. 

Even with a history of walkouts and 
fistfights between the two brothers, this 
seemed to catch Noel off-guard. A new 



set list was created on 
the fly, with the re- 
maining band mem- 
bers, bassist Andy 
Bell, guitarist Gem 
Archer and Noel 
Gallagher gathering 
around drummer Alan 
White for a few mo- 
ments alter each song 
to decide what to play 
next. Eventually Noel, 
living up to his nickname of "The Chief," 
decided to play a solo acoustic set, some- 
thing he hasn't done in four years. The 
crowd roared its approval when a single 
chair and an acoustic guitar were brought 
to ccnlerstage. The highlight of the acous- 
tic set was the inclusion of "Wonderwall," 
one of Oasis's biggest hits, but a song 
Noel has refused to play for three years. 
The impromptu nature of the entire show 
made the 15-hour drive worthwhile. 

Due to the decay of American radio, 
thanks to Clear Channel and its ilk, you 
probably won't get to hear Oasis on your 
typical rock radio station. If you want to 
hear some 'classic rock' that wasn't re- 
corded when your parents were in college, 
I recommend you check out Britain's best. 
Oasis. 



'Signs' is the movie 
with humor and terror 




By Katie Estler 

A&E Co- Editor 

There are many different kinds of 
movies to appeal to the masses out right 
now. You might be seeking a flick that 
will have you gripping your seat in fear. 
Or for something different, you might 
want a 
movie 
that 
keeps the 
laughs 
coming. 
It may be 
you are 
looking 
for some- 
thing that 

really makes you feel. Some seek the big 
stars to draw them to theatres. Whether 
you crave a thriller, comedy, drama or big 
star appeal, "Signs" will deliver in a 
large way. 

Mel Gibson is known for his abil- 
ity to deliver emotionally gripping 
performances. He makes no excep- 
tion in his role as Graham Hess, a wid- 
owed ex-reverend raising his two 
children with the help of his brother 
Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix). In the 
morning Hess wakes to an eerie calm 
and finds his children, Morgan (Rory 
Culkin) and Bo (Abigail Breslin), 
standing in the middle of their corn- 
field mesmerized by a perfect circle 
crushed into the crops. 

Hundreds of these crop circles are 
discovered all over the world. Believ- 
ing that these markings may be navi- 
gational land marks for aliens, the hu- 
man race becomes obsessed with them. 
The news media are consumed with cov- 
erage of the crop circles. When lights ap- 
pear that seem to be space ships and then 



an actual alien sighting is caught on tape, 
the hysteria increases. 

While the rest of the world battles 
with the fear of an alien invasion, Hess 
battles with his loss of faith, caused by 
the death of his wife only six months ear- 
lier. Memories of his wife's death haunt 
him in the midst of this chaos. His own 
children plead for him to supply 
them with the religious support 
and comfort he once offered. 
Hess's struggle to find peace with 
himself is heartbreaking. 

In the midst of this science 

fiction thriller and heart-touching 

tale, director-writer M. Night 

Shyamalan still finds a way to mix 

comedy in. One moment you are 

gripping your seat in terror as 

Hess narrowly escapes an alien. The next 

he walks into the living room to find the 

children along with Uncle Merrill all 

sporting 
homemade 
aluminum 
foil hats to 
prevent the 
aliens 
"from 
reading 
their 
minds." 

This 
is one 
movie that 
lives up to 
and be- 
yond the 
hype. For 
a variety 
of reasons, 
this is the movie to see. You'll laugh, 
you'll cry, you'll scream and by the end 
of the movie, you will be wearing an alu- 
minum foil hat, too. 




Word on the Street 



How do you think you would be 

treated if you were in Martha 

Stewart's position dealing with 

insider trader scandals? 



If I was in her situation as a middle class person, I 
don't think I'd be treated the same because it would not 
mean as much to the media for a scandal to blemish my 
life. 

Patricia Mitchell-Sophomore 



Celebrities receive special attention that normal 
middle class people don't get. It seems that they ei- 
ther won't get punished at all or will receive a lesser 
sentence than normal people. Just because their rich 
and famous shouldn't mean they get off the hook. 

Taylor Humphreys-Junior 






I am not too sure of how they are treating her as 
of right now, but being that I am a male, and of Afri- 
can American descent, I am sure my treatment would 
be harsher, indeed. 

P.J Daniel-Sophomore 



I think that an average person like myself 
would be put into prison. 

Christine Orcutt-Senior 




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SPORTS 



Friday, August 16, 2002 



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Welcome Back! 

The Big South Conference wants to welcome back all High Point students 
and remind them of the exciting things that have happened to the League over 
the summer. Read on to tlnd out more... 

Football Set to Kick-Off 

The Big South has added football as its 1 8"' championship sport, with the inau- 
gural season set to kick off this year. While High Point doesn't have football, Pan- 
ther fans will still feel the benefit of the new League, since football will mean in- 
creased exposure for the Big South overall. It's also an opportunity for college foot- 
ball fans on all Big South campuses to root for the new League. 
Roach, Koppel Earn Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year 

Awards 

UNC Ashcville's Mike Roach and Coastal Carolina University's Kara Koppel 
were named Men's and Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year respectively by the 
Big South Conference. Roach, a senior midfielder on the Bulldogs' men's soccer 
team, played in 13 games, starting 12 this past season. He helped lead UNCA to its 
best season since joining Division I, including leading the Bulldogs to the Big South 
Regular Season title. The (ireensboro, N.C. native scored one goal and five assists 
lor seven points and was the first-ever UNCA student-athlete to be named first 
learn Academic Ail-American lor men's soccer. Roach, a chemistry major, was 
also named All-District Academic All- American and was UNC Asheville's 2001 
Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A Big South Presidential Honor Roll member lor two 
years, he has also been a Dean's List member for three semesters at UNCA. Koppel, 
a junior on Coastal Carolina's cross country and track and field teams, was the 2002 
Big South outdoor track and field and crosscountry Scholar Athlete ol the Year. The 
McDonald. Ohio native was a Second Team Verizon Academic All-American in 
women's cross country and women's track and field. A two-time Big South All- 
Conference honoree in cross country, she was also the 2001 Big South women's 
cross country Scholar-Athlete. Koppel. a psychology major, was also a two time 
champion and All-Conference at 2(K)2 Big South indoor track championships. She 
has been on Coastal Carolina President's list six times, the Big South's Presidential 
Honor Roll three times and was a member of the 2001 Big South All- Academic 
Teams in cross country and outdoor track and field. 



Sagan, Lorick Named Track and Field Athletes of the Year 

Liberty University's Heather Sagan and Winthrop University's Rod Lorick were 
named the Women's and Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Year respectively by 
the Big South Conference. Sagan earned the award by becoming the Big South 
Conference's first national champion in any sport. A Warrenton, Va. native, Sagan 
won the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a Liberty 
and Big South Conference record time of 4:38.52. The senior also was named Most 
Outstanding Track performer at the 2(K)2 Big South Outdoor Track and Field Cham- 
pionships for winning the 8(X) meters. 1 .500 meters and the 5,(XX) meters. She also 
has been named Ail-American and Academic All-American twice. Lorick was an 
indoor track All-Conference performer in the 2(X) meters, the 400 meters and the 
triple jump. The Irmo, S.C. native placed first in the 2(X) and 4(X) and second in the 
triple jump, as well as anchoring the 4 x 4(X) relay team in a second place finish to 
earn Most Outstanding Track Performer honors at the indoor championship. He 
finished second in the 4(X) meters, high jump and triple jump at the outdoor champi- 
onships to earn All-Conference honors in each event. A senior last season, Lorick 
also anchored the 4 x l(X) (which finished third) and 4 x 4(X) (which finished sec- 
ond) relay teams in the outdoor championship. 

Three Big South Teams Honored With AVCA Academic Recogni- 
tion 

Birmingham-Southern College, Liberty University and Winthrop University's 
volleyball teams were all among 47 NCAA Division I programs honored with the 
2(X)I American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)/Molten Team Academic 
Award, the association announced this week. The Team Academic Award honor 
goes to volleyball programs at all levels of competition that displayed excellence in 
the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 
scale during the academic year. Liberty ranked second overall in the poll with a 
tram GPA of 3.64. Belmont University had the lop GPA with a 3.69. Winthrop ranked 
I Ith with a GPA of 3.50 and Birmingham-Southern was 24th with a 3.39 team GPA. 
The Best Source of Big South News Is Back... 

The Big South, in a partnership with College Sporting News continues to oper- 
ate BigSouthSports.com, the League's website. With features such as a Fan Poll, 
Email Newsletters and Ask the Commissioner, the site is the best place on the web 
lor Big South fans. Most importantly, the site will be the ONLY place on the web to 
get ALL of the latest scores, statistics and standings for every Big South institution. 



Graff tells it like it is on Major League Baseball 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

What has happened to Major League 
Baseball? The league is starting to pat- 
tern itself after Darryl Strawberry's life, 
one wrong decision after the other. The 
league is digging itself a hole that it might 
not be able to climb out of. The game it- 
self doesn't seem to be the problem. I 
enjoyed watching the College World Se- 
ries as well as the Little League World 
Series (as long as there weren't any 14- 
year-old ringers). If the trouble doesn't 
arise from the sport, then what is causing 
the tailspin? 

During a time when players are av- 
eraging $2 million in salary and owners 
are worth more than most small countries, 



the major dispute between the two is 
money. Neither the players nor the own- 
ers are worrying about paying rent like 
my roommates and I are, so what is the 
problem? If they set a salary cap (which 
seems to work with the other major sports 
in this country), owners, players and fans 
would stop complaining about teams buy- 
ing championships (Arizona, Florida and, 
of course, the damn Yankees) or blowing 
their money (Baltimore and Texas). If 
teams still keep falling into debt, let them 
move or fold. 

Now it's time to cover the issues that 
really bother me. Baseball is a game that 
has no time limit, no clock. There is al- 
ways a winner, or at least I thought that 
until the All-Star game this July. This is 
not the Major League Soccer All-Star 



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about as much competition as a church 
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not going to have a picnic after the game, 
so why are they so friendly? Thirty years 
ago, Pete Rose plowed over the catcher 
to win the All-Star game. Now pitchers 
won't pitch a third inning. 

Another problem kicking at base- 
ball's groin is steroids. Ken Caminiti and 
other former players came out and said 
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Since apparently none of these ex-play- 
ers seems to have ever taken statistics, 
there is no way of knowing how many 
players use performance-enhancing 
drugs. I'm going to go ahead and be an 
optimist and say that only 10 percent of 
players use steroids. That's still one out 
of 10 players with warning track capabil- 
ity that now has homerun power. 

Recently, common sense managed to 
find its way to the players' union as the 
players agreed to drug testing. It's a little 
too late. All other major sports began test- 
ing years ago; baseball waited until its 
employees got caught. 

The commissioner of baseball is also 
a problem. Bud Selig is in charge of the 
financial situation facing major league 
baseball. He had the final say at the All- 
Star game tie. 
Bud is leading 
baseball the 
same place it 
ended up in 
1994, a strike. 
Bud Selig learns 
from his mis- 
takes about as 
well as my 
roommate's dog 
that couldn't fig- 
ure out that the 
living room floor 
wasn't a toilet. (I 
hated that dog.) 
I don't care 
who fixes base- 
ball; just do it 
soon. I wouldn't 
want to miss the 
Yankees losing 
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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 




Campus Chronicle 



FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 2002 



HIGH POINT. N.C. 




Celebrated author 
switches media 

James McBride. the award-win- 
ning author of the memoir "The Color 
of Water," will perform as a saxophon- 
ist on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1 1 a.m. in 
the Hayworth Center Performance 
Hall. 

McBride, also a composer, will 
offer a concert that includes accom- 
paniment hy four members of his 1 2- 
piece band. He has received numer- 
ous awards for his literary and musi- 
cal accomplishments. 

IDS credit will be given. 

Black Art 
Extravaganza 

The African American Cinema 
Gallery will present "Black Art in 
Motion" during homecoming, Oct. 4- 
5. This multimedia show offers a trib- 
ute to black actors and authors who 
have made distinguished contributions 
to the history of film and TV in 
America. 

The presentation includes essays, 
posters, news clippings, books, screen- 
plays, collectible dolls, action and car- 
toon figures as well as quotations from 
and rare photos of these landmark per- 
formers. 

The presentation is the brainchild 
of alumnus Len Gibson, who majored 
in English and media studies. The 
show highlights many surprising facts 
about black contributions to national 
screen history. "It's unknown informa- 
tion that needs to be shared with ev- 
eryone," said Gibson, who was the co- 
president of Black Cultural Awareness 
for three years. "Without knowledge 
of our past, there's no positive stride 
to the future," Gibson added. 

One of Gibson's partners is an- 
other HPU alumnus, Leon Reels. 

The African American Cinema 
Gallery's mission is to develop racial 
pride and promote creativity. 
"Through creative thinking, dreaming 
and turning that dream into reality, we 
can make a positive difference in the 
world," Gibson said. 

During this academic year, 
"Black Art in Motion" will appear in 
20 states and more than 50 cities. 

New E-mail Address for 
the Chronicle 

The Campus Chronicle has a new 
e-mail address. The new address is 
news@highpoint.edu and will be used 
starting with the next issue. The old 
e-mail address will still be checked, 
but after the next issue any articles sent 
to the old address will be ignored af- 
ter a reminder e-mail is dispatched to 
staff writers still using it. 



New buildings ease cramped living conditions 



Collection of 

apartments proves 

popular 

By Cathy Roberts 

Staff Writer 

Looking at how many vacan- 
cies and single rooms there are in 
the dorms this semester, you 
would probably never guess that 
a record number of people are liv- 
ing on campus. Where have they 
all gone? 

They have moved off-campus 
but are still considered to be liv- 
ing on-campus. Two new apart- 
ment complexes opened this year- 
-the Sixth Street apartments and 
the University Village apartments. 
Upperclassmen live in both places, 
but each area offers something different. 

The Sixth Street apartments are lo- 
cated on the road behind the Millis resi- 
dence hall and the old University apart- 
ments. They are "a joint venture with an 
outside company that built the apartments 
and runs them," Rans Triplett, assistant 



dean of students, said. Basically, the com- 
pany owns the building, but the univer- 
sity owns the property. The situation is 
unique when compared to all other on- 
campus living arrangements. At full ca- 
pacity, the apartments can house 42 stu- 
dents. 




Residents pay rent monthly to the 
company, not the university, and they sign 
a 12-month lease. The university, how- 
ever, pays for the utilities up to a certain 
amount. The students get billed when 
they exceed the maximum on their utili- 
ties. Residents also have the advantage 



of a campus telephone, campus mailbox, 
Internet connection, cable and a resident 
assistant living in the building. 

On the inside, each apartment has a 
full kitchen, living room, dining area and 
three single bedrooms, each with its own 
private bath. The rooms are furnished, 
but not with the thin-framed 
bunk beds you're used to in the 
dorms. You know, the ones 
with the curved bar that you 
always hit your head on in the 
morning? Instead, the beds are 
doublewide, and the other fur- 
niture resembles what you 
would find in an off-campus 
apartment. No graffiti on these 
desks and chairs. 

The University Village 
apartments, which Triplett af- 
fectionately refers to as "U- 
Vill," are located at the corner 
of North College and Centen- 
nial. Formerly owned by the Wesleyan 
Church and inhabited by retired couples, 
the buildings were acquired by the uni- 
versity in July. They can house about 90 
students at full capacity. 

See Apartments, page 3 



Start building your credit, not your debt 



By Attorney General Roy Cooper 

Students arriving on college and uni- 
versity campuses across North Carolina 
are getting ready to start a new semester. 
And on many of these campuses, they're 
arriving to find credit card offers that 
sound like quick and easy ways to get a 
free T-shirt, coffee mug or tote bag. While 
the process may seem simple- fill out a 
form, get your freebie plus credit for 
life — signing up for a credit card is seri- 
ous business. Before you take that T-shirt, 
take some time to study the facts about 
credit cards so that you can make an in- 
formed decision. 

On the plus side, credit cards can of- 
fer a number of benefits. They are par- 
ticularly helpful for emergencies and can 
also help you establish a credit history. 

But if you are a careless charger, you 
might end up digging yourself into a fi- 
nancial hole instead of building up good 
credit. Sometimes using a credit card is 
easy because it seems like it isn't real 
money. But when statements arrive with 
the unpaid balance and interest piling up, 
card users realize that the debt they are 
accumulating is very real. More than one 
out of every five undergraduates who have 



credit cards owe between $3,000 and 
$7,000. From freshman year to gradua- 
tion, students double their average credit 
card debt and triple the number of credit 
cards in their wallets. 

Excessive credit card debt can cre- 
ate long-term problems that may hamper 
buying a car, taking out a mortgage or 
even getting a job. High debt can cause 
stress that forces reduced class loads or 
even dropping out of school to pay off 
debts. One University of Indiana admin- 
istrator commented, "We lose more stu- 
dents to credit card debt than to academic- 
fail ure." 

Before you apply for a credit card do 
your homework. 

• Shop around. The card that looks 
the coolest or offers the best free item may 
not be the best credit card for you. Re- 
member, a free T-shirt isn't worth seven 
years of bad credit. 

• Compare interest rates. There is a 
wide range of difference. Be sure to read 
the fine print about how the rate can 
change. 

• Don't fall for a tease. Some credit 
cards offer a low teaser rate as a special 
introductory offer. After the first few 
months, the rate may jump significantly. 



• Learn how quickly it adds up. Most 
credit card companies do not charge in- 
terest on purchases if you pay the balance 
before the due date on the statement. This 
is called the grace period. Other compa- 
nies, however, may charge interest from 
the date of purchase. Select a card that 
offers a grace period to avoid paying more 
interest. And remember that most all 
credit cards charge interest on cash ad- 
vances from the date of the advance, with 
no grace period. 

• Avoid the "extra" fees. Many credit 
cards charge late fees, over-the-limit fees 
and extra fees on cash advances. These 
"add-on" fees can make for an expensive 
credit card. 

•Protect your privacy. Read the card's 
privacy policy, which should give you a 
way to opt out of the company selling your 
personal information to other businesses. 
This will help cut down on the number of 
pre-approved credit card offers crowding 
your mailbox. 

•Select just one card. You only need 
one credit card to build good credit. Plus, 
it makes it easier to pay your balance on 
time. 

See Credit, page 3 



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Friday, September 13, 2002 



New name, new place, same Christian message 



By ( iina Smith 

Snifl Writer 

A new name, its own place, a differ- 
ent time and man) fresh possibilities. The 

lace ol Campus Crusade tor Christ has 
drastically changed since last year. This 
year ot new beginnings is marked with 
excitement as opportunities abound. 

The name has changed to the Upper 
Room. "The Upper Room was where 
Jesus lellowshipped and shared His most 
intimate times with those close to Him," 
said Scott Williams, president of Campus 
Crusade lor Christ. This view perfectly 
defines the purpose of this Upper Room 
for students to share intimate moments 
with lellow believers, hut most impor- 
tantly with Jesus Christ. 

The hrsl Upper Room meeting was 
held Aug. 29 in the limply Space Theatre, 
which will he home to Campus Crusade 



this year Besides the regular Thursday 
meetings, one will find the worship team 
practicing there as well as the prayer team 
doing their thing 

The Empty Space Theatre is such a 
great location being right in the center of 
campus. It is so nice to have a place we 
can call our own," said Worship Leader 
Lori Godwin. 

The meetings include upbeat worship 
songs and a message from the Bible With 
about 70 people at the first meeting, the 
leadership team was excited, especially 
to see so many new laces. Freshman 
Abby While said, "I fell very welcome 
Everyone was so friendly, and I felt like 
the people who were already a part of the 
group really wanted me there " 

Although some crusaders were sail 
to hear of the change to Thursdays, be- 
cause Friday meetings were an alterna- 
tive to weekend parties, the Upper Room 



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group will still have social events planned 
on the weekends. Friday nights will con- 
sist of going to the $2 theatre, Mayberry \s 
lor ice cream, putt-putt, different Chris- 
tian concerts and hanging out in the Great 
Room for movie nights. Concerts this year 
w ill include Shane Barnard. Delirious and 
Jaci Velasquez. 

In addition to the main meeting, four 
Bible studies are offered this year to fresh- 
man women, uppcrclasswomcn. freshman 
guys and upperclassmen. The Bible stud- 
ies have a comfortable atmosphere where 
students can mingle and dig deeper into 
the word of God. All are welcome. 

Many Crusade events have ahead) 
taken place. The first of these was the 
cookoul at the Barhce house. Students 
enjoyed the tree food and fellowship. The 
sugar cookies were of I the hook. Also. 

about 250 freshman survival kits were 
given out through the course of the first 
week of school. These kits included a 



light-up bouncy ball, a CD, a book by Josh 
McDowell, "More Than a Carpenter." and 
a day planner. There are plenty of kits left 
if anyone wants one. In addition, on La- 
bor Day weekend, a group from Crusade 
went to Garden City Beach for fellowship, 
Krispy Creme doughnuts, midnight 
swims in the ocean and Bible studies. 

A lew more things to look forward 
to: Fall Retreat, Christmas Conference, 
a camping trip, Carrowinds trip and much 
more. If you want to get involved, show 
up at the Empty Space Theatre on Thurs- 
day nights at 7:30 or email 
CCCatHPU (gyahoogroups.com . Also, if 
you are looking for a church to attend, 
Crusade has organized rides to church. 

The Upper Room has great expecta- 
tions for this coming year. The leader- 
ship team said that they are blessed to see 
that others on campus share their excite- 
ment for spiritual growth. They see much 
opportunity this year for the Upper Room. 



Radio station hopes for 
increase in its range 



I- it jiii Stall' Reports 

When students began arriving on 
campus lor the fall semester, campus ra- 
dio station ad\ iscr ( Ireg Brown was wait- 
ing for things to happen. 

Now they have and Brown couldn't 
be more enthusiastic about the station's 
lulure prospects. 

"We had a lot ol 
things still up in the air 
when classes started," 
Brown said. "'There 
was a considerable 
amount of uncertainty 
about how things 
would work out. But if 
patience is a virtue, 
we've certainly been 
rewarded for it. Our 
foundation is laid, and 
we're going to build a 
castle to the sky." 

Things got off to 
a big start when the Federal Communica- 
tions Commission approved changing the 
station's call letters from WWIH to 
WHPU. That should promote better iden- 
tification of the station with the univer- 
sity and help the station's marketing ef- 
forts. WWIH ceased to be on Aug. 21, 
when station personnel began using the 
new call sign. 

The station took another big step for- 
ward when it tiled an application for a new 
frequency a few weeks later. Engineer 
Charles Layno, transmitter supervisor for 
WGHP-TV in High Point, discovered an 
available frequency that would eliminate 
the massive interference now affecting the 
station. 

Finding the frequency was unex- 
pected in the heavily crowded Triad ra- 
dio market. If the change is approved, 
WHPU would reach between seven and 
10 miles from the campus, depending on 
the local topography. That would bring 
in new listeners as far north as Jamestown, 
as far east as Thomasville, as far south as 
Hillsville in Randolph County and much 
further eastward. Ten-watt WHPU now 
reaches only two to three miles from cam- 
pus due to interference from two 10,000 
watt stations on adjacent frequencies. 

The most far-reaching change, how- 
ever, may be the way the station is funded. 
Students now can solicit financial giants 
from area businesses and individuals in 
return lor on-air acknowledgments. A 



"We're go- 
ing to build a 
castle to the 
sky" 



business manager will develop contact 
lists loi account representatives who will 
try in close the deals in return lor a com- 
mission. Lists ol potential contributors. 
however, must be cleared by the athletic 
department and the office lor institutional 
advancement. 

"We want to be careful the univer- 
sity doesn't ask the same people to do- 
nate lime and time- 
again lor different 
projects," Brown said. 
"We don't want to 
wear them out." 

If the effort is 
successful, the radio 
station could be com- 
pletely self-sufficient 
by the end of the aca- 
demic year. Then it 
could concentrate on 
funding travel to na- 
tional training confer- 
ences and providing 
scholarships for staff members. 

Although he's thrilled by these pos- 
sibilities, Brown also foresees potential 
problems. "We're really going to have to 
be careful with our billings and accounts 
receivable. The staff is going to have to 
keep up with how much money is com- 
ing in and where it's going." 

To maintain control, the radio station 
faculty adviser wants to see a new 
student-faculty committee established. 
The faculty Communication Committee 
approved a recommendation to create a 
Radio Board last semester. Dr. Vance 
Davis, vice president for academic affairs, 
says such a committee could function of- 
ficially through the end of the academic- 
year, at which point it could become a 
regular standing committee. Davis is 
awaiting a list of faculty members will- 
ing to serve on the board. 

"I see the student staff members re- 
porting to the Radio Board once a month," 
said Brown, "keeping the board informed 
about income and expenditures, formal 
changes, and personnel issues. This is 
pretty much the same way any nonprofit 
organization works." 

More than 20 people attended a Sept. 
6 open house scheduled by Station Man- 
ager Marisa DeSanto to acquaint students 
with the station and to recruit new DJs. 
The station plans to distribute a completed 
program schedule via e-mail and flyers. 



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NEWS AND OPINION 



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The secret to 
surviving 
college life 

By Kathleen McLean 
Staff Writer 

There is a lot of advice out there lor 
prospective college students. Tips on 
studying habits and scheduling for 
classes, as well as extra curricular activi- 
ties and becoming involved on campus. 
However, there is always one piece of ad- 
vice that gets omitted. . . making a friend. 

College is a shocking change that 
places a lot of stress on all involved. For 
new students there is an element ol higher 
education combined with the freedom ami 
responsibilities of living away from 
home. Although returning students have 
been through the experience, there are 
additional pressures of high expectations 
from faculty and the image of role mod- 
els to maintain. 

The first week o\ classes is jam- 
packed with information anil the follow- 
ing weekend never seems to be enough 
time to recover. Students are hit with due 
dates, papers, reading assignments and 
projects. And it always seems to be too 
overwhelming to handle by oneself. 

Friends are THE most important el- 
ement lor college survival. They provide 
an element of fun in a studious lifestyle 
and serve as sounding boards in limes ol 
trouble. The University does provide 
freshmen with roommates, but more than 
one friend is necessary and many times 
forced friendships don't work out. In any 
case, every students needs someone on 
campus they can turn to. Someone they 
can run to in (he middle of the night with 
a problem. Someone who lets you talk, 
listens, and offers advice. Someone who 
can make you feel like you are home by 
sharing a hug. 

It is true that scheduling and study 
habits are important to the average col- 
lege student, but all fall under the dire 
need for a friend. High school may or 
may not have prepared you lor college. 
In many ways it failed due to the fact that 
your friends were of the similar back- 
ground and upbringing as you, but the 
social skills you developed are truly put 
to the test in college. We're all in an at- 
mosphere with people from all different 
walks of life. Our campus houses differ- 
ent races, religions and genders, each with 
even more varied interests and personali- 
ties. 

You should always listen to your 
heart, but when its hard to hear through 
all the confusion and chaos, its always 
handy to have another to help you 
through. 



Wide open space invites the soul 



By Scott Williams 

Staff Writer 

I watched in amazement as the tiny, 
white mouse clawed frantically at the 
glass and metal. He had been intro- 
duced into the small cage containing a 
California Kingsnake. I found myself 
cheering for the mouse's victory, but the 
entire time recognizing fate had a dif- 
ferent plan. Knowing death was only a 
whisker away, the rodent worked with 
every ounce of energy. He piled up the 
shavings lining the bottom of the cage 
to form a barrier to thwart the efforts 
of the snake. In a flash the snake struck, 
and the defenseless mouse lay asphyxi- 
ated, condemned by his space. 

As 1 stood there in the pet store, I 
recalled how every species is affected 
by space, especially humans. We go 
about life on a day-to-day basis as ro- 
bots, focused on single tasks. Surround- 
ings are ignored and have even been 
altered to become as neutral as possible. 
No variety, no change, no difference 
can be found from one day to another. 
Man has constricted himself with his 
own serpentine work cubicles, class- 
rooms and cluttered homes. It is no sur- 
prise that he finds himself frightened 
with the concept of open space. 

Humans fear open space because 
it forces them to confront that which 
they understand least, themselves. 
Open spaces are without clutter and 



mess, where one is required to reevaluate 
himself. Gretel Ehrlich finds space to be 
therapeutic and even spiritual in nature. 
In her essay, "The Solace of Open 
Spaces," she writes, "Space has a spiri- 
tual equivalent and can heal what is di- 
vided and burdensome in us." To Ehrlich. 
space is a balm, invigorating her soul. 

It is ingrained in man to expand to 
bigger and better things. One always 
moves to a larger house, branches out into 
a larger business, seeks more of every- 
thing possible. For what end? Is not peace 
of mind worth more than a house full of 
the finest furnishings? No matter where 
he is, man will always strive to fill space 
to maximum capacity and then move on. 
Man acquires much, yet gains little in the 
long run. Is character still important in an 
age where time is spent trying to fill empty 
desires? 

Henry David Thoreau eradicated the 
restraints of society and moved to a small 
one-room home fashioned by his own 
hands. An inferior home by society's stan- 
dards, yet he prized the fact that he lived 
in the space of nature. Should humans be 
stacked on top of one another as soup cans 
on a grocery shelf? Is it right that houses 
in new subdivisions be an arm's length 
apart and considered spacious? If only 
Thoreau's desire could be reborn today. 

Man is always achieving, always 
working, always striving, for an uncertain 
end. He builds up, tears down and be- 
comes a master of his environment, yet 



where is his space? He has none Hu- 
mans desire freedom yet box them- 
selves up and form for themselves the 
opposite. The extreme desire for suc- 
cess is the sedative which immobilizes 
all American citizens and the thief 
which robs space of its necessity. 

Space causes us to look through 
heaven's window rather than the key- 
hole through which we watch life pass 
by. Open spaces are devoid of the hum- 
drum. Instead, they are filled with mys- 
tery and uncharted lands. Because of 
man's eternal desire to be in control, 
space is the greatest antagonist. As 
space evokes uncertainty and surprise, 
we cringe and prefer to lake the solid, 
calculated steps. 

Americans are satisfied with noth- 
ing. The leech has two daughters, 
"Give! Give!" they cry. Contentment 
is only an ideal and unfortunately never 
gained. It is the greatest disappointment 
to watch Americans spend so much 
time busy, yet accomplish so little. Life 
can be summed up in no better way than 
Ehrlich's ending truth: "We fill up 
space as if it were a pie shell, with 
things whose opacity further obstructs 
our ability to see what is already there." 
How disastrous to learn thai some go 
through life searching for their own 
freedom, only to find at the end that 
they possessed it all along; they just 
overlooked it. Alas, may we not fall into 
such a quagmire ourselves. 



When is home somewhere other than home? 



By Janet Francis 

Staff Writer 

Home is where the heart is. but what 
1 1 your heart is in more than one place' 

Many students return home with a 
feeling that we have stepped into an es- 
tranged version ol the life we once knew. 
A life we now are only familiar with over 
the holidays and a few months in the sum- 
mer. I speak mostly of sophomores, jun- 
iors and perhaps some seniors when I 
mention something that we all realize 
once we have gotten over the excitement 
of visiting back home for the first few 
times: Life goes on without you. 

It's simple. Upon graduation from 
high school, we venture off to explore new 
lands. Staying up late at night, rolling out 
of bed and rushing to class have become 
the routine. Students leave blossoming 
social lives and the new found rituals of 
foreign sororities and fraternities to find 
when they return home for fall or winter 



break an overjoyed and fascinated fam- 
ily and community teeming with ques- 
tions about their new college life. 

Things couldn't be better. 

Then, one returns home once again, 
expecting (he same lively homecoming. 

This is not always so. 

It happens subtly for some; for oth- 
ers, it is a drastic change that triggers the 
realization. Perhaps your bedroom has 
been redecorated or maybe even turned 
into the guest bedroom or study. Suddenly 
your closet is filled with family overflow: 
winter coats and snow boots, boxes of 
knick knacks, and other random accesso- 
ries. Little brothers and sisters have 
grown inches, no, feel! People you once 
knew from high school are married and 
having children. It may at first have been 
hard to swallow the overwhelming impli- 
cations that life has continued without 
your presence. 

Relief lies in your sense that when 



you come back to good ol' High Point, 
everything will be as you left it right? 

Not really. 

College is ever-changing ever-devel- 
oping and ever-expanding [he student 
body with hordes ol new freshmen each 
year. Suddenly it makes sense. The con- 
stant transition between the two worlds 
requires the ability to adapt to change. 
This helps us grasp the lact that no mat- 
ter how long you've known your home- 
town, it will be different when you return 
at one time or another, and things will 
change without you. 

Life goes on, and this vc*ry fact is 
exactly what brought you to college in the 
first place: New experiences, change and 
a chance to learn a little bit more about 
what it means to grow up. Once we all 
see that this applies to everyone, we real- 
i/.e that wc haven't been left out of our 
lives back home, we have simply moved 
on, and so has everyone else 



Avoiding credit card debt 



Credit, continued from front page- 



Once you've chosen a card, use it 
wisely. 

• Pay it in full. Pay off the lull bal- 
ance every month if at all possible. Car- 
rying a balance will cost you. If you have 
a credit card with a 19.8 percent interest 
rate, a $3,()(K) balance, and you make $60 
monthly payments, it will take you nine 
years to pay it off and cost you more than 
$6,000. 

• Pay it on time. Be sure you mail 
your check in plenty of time to arrive be- 
fore the dale your payment is due. If your 
payment is even one day late, your credit 
card company will charge you a late fee 
(which is often as much as $30) and in- 
terest on the balance. 



• Know your limit. II you make pay- 
ments on time your bank could automati- 
cally increase your credit limit. Don't let 
a higher credit limit cause you to slip into 
deeper debt. Remember, you still have to 
pay it off. 

If you need help making your credit 
card decisions, you can contact the Fed- 
eral Reserve Board's Division of Con- 
sumer Affairs at (202) 452-3693 or 
www.federalreserve.gov. 

Attorney General Roy Cooper and his 
staff want to help students learn to be 
smart consumers. We are here to be of 
service when you need us, but through 
columns like these we hope to help con- 
sumers avoid problems from the start. 



New housing options for upperclassmen 

Apartments, continued from front page ===== 



Upperclassmen living in U-Vill pay 
rent in the same way that students in the 
dorms do. Rather than paying by the 
month, residents must pay for their 
rooms at the beginning of each semes- 
ter, although U-Vill students pay a little 
more than they would for the average 
dorm room. 

Over the summer, the university 
made some renovations, such as adding 
new fridges and ovens, repainting the 
walls and cleaning the carpets. A ma- 
jority of the apartments at U-Vill have 
two bedrooms. One is a single and the 
other a double room. There's also a full 
kitchen, dining room, living room and 
bathroom. 

Parts of the apartments are fur- 
nished, such as the bedrooms and din- 



ing room. The rest is left open for tht 
residents to bring in their own furniture 
which makes the experience more real 
world. 

The one aspect of U-Vill that is dif 
ferent from other apartment living ar 
rangements on campus is that a meal plai 
in the cafeteria is optional for the stu 
dents. With the buildings about one milt 
away from the university, residents an 
not expected to drive back to campus i< 
eat in the cafeteria when they have a ful 
kitchen at their disposal. 

Each of the new apartment building: 
offers a comfortable space and an envi 
ronment different from the dorm. As th< 
number of students living on campus in 
creases, apartment buildings will become 
even more of a desired commodity. 



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OPINION & EDITORIAL 



Friday, September 13, 2002 



Strong words for class of 2006 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Op/Ed Editor 

Members of the freshman class, 
orientation staff and guests packed the 
Memorial Auditorium on Aug. 20 for 
the Third General Session to hear the 
message of keynote speaker Armstrong 
Williams. A renowned social and po- 
litical analyst, Williams is nationally 
syndicated across the range of major 
media -print, radio and television. He 
addressed the topic of "Creating an 
open, just, caring community". 

I had the pleasure of going through 
orientation last year as a freshman; 
this year, as part of orientation staff, it 
was mostly deja vu. I remember the 
gentleman who spoke on this topic last 
year as being especially painful; he 
was a former stale representative from 
(ieorgia who discussed the hate crimes 
legislation he had helped pass. I'll 
save that subject for a future rant, but 
let's just say that last year the speaker 
lived up to the topic - it sounded great 
but had little substance. 

Enter Armstrong Williams, a self- 
described fourth generation black Re- 
publican (yes, while they may be as 
elusive as the Yeti, they do exist) who 
grew up on a Marion, S.C. farm. His 
father became a landowner at a time 
in the South when it was not accepted 
(by whites and blacks alike, accord- 
ing to Armstrong) for him to do so. 
Regardless, the farm thrived thanks to 
"the affirmative action of hard work." 
While growing up on that tobacco 
and hog farm, Williams learned an im- 
portant lesson that he relayed to the 
audience. The barn caught fire one 
day, and Armstrong (old his father 
thai three white men were seen walk- 
ing away from the area and had obvi- 
ously set the bla/.e. The elder Mr 



Williams responded, "Those are not 
three white men, they are three individu- 
als." 

From that point on, Armstrong Wil- 
liams strived to view people as indi- 
viduals, regardless of their color. "We 
are born, will die and will be judged in- 
dividually," said Williams. The Creator, 
he said, reminds us every day of our simi- 
larities; natural disasters and tragedies 
like Sept. 1 1 harm innocents irrespective 
of color, creed or national origin. He then 
challenged the audience with the question, 
"What are you defined by?" 

Williams admonished students not to 
be defined by "how many times you have 
sex or how good you are." We have the 
privilege of going to college for four 
years; as Armstrong said, "You aren 't here 
to party or have sex; you're here to gel an 
education." 

While it may sound a little hokey to 
us, he brings up an excellent point. There 
is a lot more to college than the afore- 
mentioned activities. A lot of people he- 
gin college not realizing this and, if they 
gel through, they do not really accomplish 
much. Furthermore, I would like to say 
that if any students are here just to dunk 
and cause mayhem, they are wasting (heir 
money because there are many institutions 
out there with much more liberal policies 
on alcohol and parties that do not cost you 
or your parents upwards of $20,000 a year. 

Williams then made an excellent 
point about virtue. It is no easy thing to 
be good, but we must try because good- 
ness "is an investment." Why does it of- 
ten seem like there is little good in this 
world.' Doing good (for yourself or an- 
other person or entity ) does not conic with 
an immediate reward. In a world where 
we increasingly want more and more 
cheaper and laster than we had it yester- 
day, investing in goodness seems increas- 
ingly foolish. "We've got to get back to 



civility," Williams said about the social 
crisis in America. He concluded with a 
challenge to the freshmen to get to know 
everyone in their class - a perhaps gran- 
diose but certainly worthwhile goal. 

I'd like to expand on something 
Mr. Williams mentioned briefly in his 
speech. 

"Your most valued asset is your 
time," he said. 

Time is the one thing that all of us 
really possess. Money, cars, girlfriends 
and boyfriends, even youth - all are 
fleeting. Our time is one of the few 
things we can control with certainty; 
moreover, we can only control the 
present moment, because none of us are 
guaranteed the next. You can use your 
time foi work or for play; you can waste- 
it or use it, share it or hoard it. I say all 
of this to impart something I've only 
recently learned; make your time at 
High Point and elsewhere count. 

Am I saying to spend all your time 
studying or working'.' My friends will 
tell you I would never suggest that. 
Here, balance is key. Work hard, and 
then play at least as hard. Spend time 
with your friends and family; give some 
of it to an organization. Make sure to 
leave some for yourself, though. What- 
ever you do, don't be a student who 
goes to class and does nothing else. 

I'm a major fan of HPU because 
there are so many opportunities to be 
involved. If you are just going to class, 
aside from being boring, you are wast- 
ing your money (on par with the pre- 
viously mentioned drunkards). Find 
something that interests you and take 
action. Make an effort to spend time 
doing things and meeting people out- 
side of class. If you do this, I can 
promise that you will have a rewarding 
experience here and in the world at 
large. 



Coping with the dreaded "Whoops Mouth" 



Early 

detection key 

to survival in 

the social 

world 



By Erin Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

I have a terminal illness. It ruins 
every romantic relationship I have and 
sometimes strains friendships as well 
as family relationships. I have tried to 
find a cure for it, but there is just no 
use. It is definitely here to slay. There 
are various names for this particular 
disease, but its effects are the same. I 
like to call it "Whoops Mouth." 

Whoops Mouth takes place when 
a person says something to another 
person, but goes too far and crosses that 
line that determines whether or not a 
person gets a severe beating. All of us 



have experienced this at one or two points 
in life, but I have yet to stop experiencing 
it. There is always that place in a heated 
discussion where things take a turn for the 
worse. I have heard of this place, but I 
have no idea where it is. Not only do I 
cross the line; I hop, skip and jump across 
it. I jump so far past it that I can't even 
see where the line is. 

I didn't always know I had this 
problem. It took a threat of a beating to 
open my eyes. Granted, I was only 6 
years old. Another girl and I were 
having a discussion on which was better: 
Care Bears or Rainbow Bright. Things 
got out of control when I got angry 
and told her that her pigtails really 
suited her, since she looked like a pig 
herself. This probably wasn't the smart- 
est move since the girl was 10 times 
the size of a normal 6 year old. I knew 
enough about the law of gravity to 
realize that a girl that large, shoving her 
mass on top of me would cause me to 
fall and inevitably suffocate. So, I gave 
the enormous girl a few Twinkies to 
stay off my back, and all was right with 
the world again. That is, until the next 
encounter. I soon realized that Twinkies 
didn't really work for all ages. After try- 
ing to bribe people with other Hostess 
products and failing miserably, I knew I 
had to attempt to change. 



"Attempt" is the key word. This 
disease cannot be gotten rid of com- 
pletely. The key is to surround your- 
self with people who cither have the 
same problem as you or people who 
are deaf. However, finding a roman- 
tic partner who isn't offended by cheap 
shots when fighting is a little more dif- 
ficult. When I'm extremely angry with 
the person I'm dating, I will often in- 
sult them, and my remark will have 
nothing to do with what we're fight- 
ing over. That's when my Whoops 
Mouth gets way out of control. I 
don't know anyone who would want 
to put up with that. Perhaps I should 
start seeking out guys who like to be 
abused by their girlfriends. That way 
we both win. 

On the verge of my twentieth year, 
I think I'm doing a lot better now than 
I did when I was younger. I have be- 
come a litde more laid back and pas- 
sive. However, it's inevitable that the 
Whoops Mouth makes a return once 
in a while. At least 1 can say I'm very 
good at apologizing by now. 

I've been thinking about starting 
a support group for unfortunate ones 
like me. We can open by stating our 
names and our problem and then spend 
the rest of the meeting fighting and 
insulting each other. 



Biography 
stresses power 
of one woman 
acting on belief 

By Derek Shealey 

Staff Writer 

We've all heard the expression that 
one person can make a difference. 
Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. 
and Bill Gates are just a few individuals 
who have proven this. Their contributions 
to society have changed the course of his- 
tory. 

There are, however, many other in- 
dividuals whose actions have helped 
shape our modern world. A good example 
of this is contained in "This Little Light 
of Mine," Kay Mills' empowering ac- 
count of the life of Fannie Lou Hamer. 
Hamer was a black female sharecropper 
from Mississippi. She became a major 
driving force in the 1960s Civil Rights 
Movement, advocating African-American 
voting rights as well as various educa- 
tional and health care reforms. 

The book describes how Hamer, sick- 
ened by the many political and social in- 
justices that black people endured in the 
segregated South, joined the Student Non- 
Violent Coordinating Committee and 
worked with black and white volunteers 
during Freedom Summer of 1964 to reg- 
ister first-time black voters. She also 
co-founded the Mississippi Freedom 
Democratic Party, a group that appeared 
before Congress and testified that the elec- 
tions of Mississippi representatives were 
unfair because only whites were allowed 
to vote. After President Lyndon Johnson 
signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which 
Hamer and the MFDP strongly supported, 
the voting situation improved in Missis- 
sippi and the newly registered voters 
helped to elect some of that stale's first 
black legislators since Reconstruction. 

Despite this great success, Fannie 
Lou Hamer's life wasn't easy. The work 
that she did was very dangerous. Death 
threats were almost a daily occurrence. 
She was thrown off iho farm where she 
lived and suffered a brutal beating in jail 
that was staged by the officers who ar- 
rested her. 

However. Hamer never gave up her 
dream ol equality and sacrificed her own 
security to fulfill it, up until her death in 
1977 from cancer, diabetes and heart dis- 
ease. Inscribed on her tombstone is the 
quote she often gave when explaining her 
light against racism: "I'm sick and tired 
of being sick and tired " Much ol Hamer's 
personal strength came from her strong 
religious faith and genuine compassion 
and love for all people, regardless of color. 
Hamer is fondly remembered for singing 
freedom songs. She was able to inspire 
friends and colleagues, helping them to 
forget their own fear, by singing songs 
such as "We Shall Overcome" and "This 
Little Light of Mine." 

"This Little Light of Mine," the bi- 
ography, is most likely available at any 
library or bookstore. One reason why I 
think everyone should read it is its themes 
of hope and respect. After reading this 
book, I actually started thinking about 
ways in which I could be more patient or 
maybe do more to help other people. 
Therefore, I urge you to read this book. 
At the very least, perhaps it will remind 
you of the greatness that can be achieved 
with courage. 



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A&E/Editorial 



Campus Chronicle 



Sept. 11 attack has forever touched America 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

The catastrophic attack of Sept. 1 1 
is now one year into our history books. 
I paused this week along with millions 
to reflect on my duty to those who died. 
Inevitably the question arose, "Has life 
changed? " An automatic "no" had 
seemed the right answer, even the patri- 
otic answer. But, as I pondered life be- 
fore and life after, I knew that "yes" was 
the true answer. 

I hug my children and family mem- 
bers more. I look into their eyes when 
they talk to me instead of away. I want 
them to know I understand how valu- 
able they are in my life. 

This summer, instead of flying to 
California to see relatives, I took the 
train. Yes, four days on the train across 
the United States because stepping onto 



a plane was something I couldn't deal 
with. 

After Sept. 11,1 signed up for a cell 
phone with long distance so I can call 
friends and relatives at a moment's no- 
tice. I did so because I carry mental 
pictures of those who died in New York, 
Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. who 
used cell phones to get their messages 
to family and friends. Those calls be- 
came their last passionate act, to con- 
nect with those who had meaning in their 
lives. My cell phone is that connection 
for me. 

When I stand in the greeting-card 
section of grocery and drug stores, I 
reach for the mushy, sentimental cards 
now instead of the joke ones. I have 
even sent the mushy cards to surprised 
friends and relatives. The messages of 
the sentimental cards have more mean- 
ing because life now has more depth. 



Lending CDs out : 
dangerous habit 

A student's search for Ah Um 



By Quinton Lawrence 

Staff Writer 

It was no coincidence, me Hip- 
ping the digital box from some stale 
court show to the jazz channel. To re- 
lax, of course. A shift from verbal wars 
over cell phone and credit card bills 
to rejuvenating drum taps and ranting 
horns, creating ambiguous rhythms. 

It was Charles Mingus. All I 
needed to reward my ears. The music 
polished the edge off my new baby's 
scream with the screech of Booker 
Ervin's tenor sax. Nodding to Mingus' 
upbeat bass, I reflected on time spent 
discovering his art lor my very first 
times. I remembered focusing to ad- 
just to this style which I had been vir- 
gin to. My first Mingus album was/*/? 
Um. It was the most extraordinary 
set ol sounds I had ever heard. I recall 
trying to share these experiences, so 
unique to me, with my friends. Some 
approved of the music, having heard 
it before on their parents' stereo. Oth- 
ers scoffed, vetoing my selection with 
a quick shake of the CD changer. 

So Mingus's bass was echoing in 
my ears. The song was "Better git it 
in your soul," my favorite Mingus 
piece to date. As quickly as nostalgia 
had come and gone, Coltrane was 
bending the noise of his tenor sax into 
"A Love Supreme." I didn't realize 
how many songs had passed since 
Mingus. Nevertheless, I had my ears 
set to hear Ah Um. Shuffling through 
my book of CDs, I tried to maintain 
my grasp on the moment. 

I have quite a few CDs catego- 
rized in no particular order, so by the 
time I got to anything that vaguely 
resembled Ah Um, I was hanging onto 
the Mingus tune by a thread. Steadily 
humming the bass line, I thumbed 
through Soultrane and Bluelrane (both 
by John Coltrane) Head Hunters 
(Herbie Hancock) and Art Blakey's 
Caravan. Somewhat close to the 



sound that I was looking for, I con- 
sidered settling for Caravan. 

Then I reconsidered, knowing I 
had to find the album or I'd have bits 
and pieces of tracks roaming around 
my head with no sense of closure. 
After triple checking, I was satisfied 
that it was not in the book. Not satis- 
fied, but willing to accept the obvi- 
ous. I checked all the places it could 
have been outside my book and even 
the places I was sure it wasn't. It 
started to get ridiculous, but I had to 
be sure it wasn't in my possession 
before I made the only logical con- 
clusion. Somebody beat me for my 
damn CD. 

As oversimplified as it may have 
been, what else could have happened 
to it? It was one of my favorites; there- 
fore, I couldn't have lost it. I-'irst I 
asked my girlfriend where she moved 
it. "I haven't touched your CDs," she 
responded quite defensively. "Well, 
somebody had to move it," I mumbled 
under my breath. How could such a 
serene moment revert to SO much frus- 
tration? Not more than 20 minutes 
ago, I was thinking about my discov- 
ery and the prospect of hearing a mas- 
terpiece. Now I had stooped as low 
as compiling a list of people whom I 
may have permanently "loaned" it to. 
"Who may have enjoyed it just a little 
too much?" I asked myself. 

It was no use. I started getting 
used to never hearing one of my fa- 
vorite CDs again. Damn, it was gone. 
Just like my old Lauryn Hill, Sly and 
the Family Stone, Old Dirty Bastard 
and the 1st Ghostface. Just to name a 
few of my CDs that I memorialize 
with an empty case. Maybe I should 
have etched my name on it with a per- 
manent marker. To be honest, that 
makes no difference. I have a couple 
pages of CDs with other people's ini- 
tials on them. But I was only borrow- 
ing them. It wasn't my fault that they 
never asked for them back. 



Also, I get angry, sometimes sud- 
denly and mostly over small things. A 
computer glitch that I would have 
laughed at before can now start me 
raving. Maybe it's the anger stage of 
grieving with a wounded nation, but it 
is as if I'm looking for something to 
blame for what seems like a tightening 
around my life. 

Yes, the event taught me to value 
life more, but I also know that my free- 
dom of movement and enjoyment of 
life were altered that day by someone 
who took something away from me. 
And even ill say, "No, they can't take 
anything away from me," the very fact 
that I need to say it shows that my 
life has been altered. The fragility of 
life, once only in the back of my mind, 
is n ow front and center in my thoughts. 
It is the "ho hum, life goes on" feeling 
that has been lost. 

The Sept. I I attack proved we are 
not untouchable. For all our techno- 
logical advances, preparedness and 
stealth warfare, we are only human and 
therefore vulnerable. 

I have always looked at life as some- 
thing to enjoy, but it has become differ- 
ent. I am more aware of the present and 
more fearful of the future. We as a na- 



tion are now being prepared for the possi- 
bility of a pre-emptive strike on Iraq. This 
puts the United States in either the aggres- 
sor camp or the protector camp depend- 
ing on your viewpoint. 

A pre-emptive strike on Iraq would 
mean sending thousands of men and 
women into combat and putting their lives 
at risk. This then becomes the paradox. 
With the lesson learned of how fragile life 
is, can I now give my support to an all-out 
war? On the other hand, if I don't support 
military action, am I sending thousands 
more to their doom from an unchecked 
surprise attack? If Vice President Cheney 
is correct and Saddam Hussein has 
amassed weapons of mass destruction, 
then shouldn't I want Saddam removed 
from power? However, if he were re- 
moved, who would take his place? Would 
that person be better or even worse? 

I need more information, debate and 
proof that many more lives would hang in 
the balance if America doesn't start a war. 
With all this discussion and debate, 
though, another question needs to be 
weighed heavily. It is a question that sadly 
may only be answered in hindsight. Will 
hurling missiles on Iraq be the final 'out' 
of the game or will it only be the first toss 
of a World Series? 



Rory Gallagher: 
Ireland's blues icon 



By Dennis Kern 

A&E Co-Editor 

Slevie Ray Vaughan. Keith Richards. 
Jimmy Page. Jimi Hendrix. Eric Clapton. 
Rory Gallagher. Who is Rory Gallagher? 
He's the greatest blues-rock guitarist 
you've never heard of. 

Rory Gallagher was born in 1949, in 
Ballyshannon, Ireland, not exactly the 
first place that jumps to mind when one 
thinks of the blues. Unlike American ra- 
dio, the BBC plays a wide variety of mu- 
sic on the same station, and when a young 
Rory heard the blues, it made a lifelong 
connection to his soul. 

Gallagher first came to prominence 
with his blues-rock 
band Taste. Despite 
a relentless lour 
schedule, Taste 
found the time to 
record a self-titled 
debut album and a 
follow-up, On The 
Boards. Because 
Taste was a power 
trio, the band was 
most often com- 
pared to Cream. 
While Cream, con- 
sisting of Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and 
Eric Clapton, was considered a super- 
group, Taste was thought of as a poor 
man's substitute. The highlight of Taste's 
career was its support slot at the Isle of 
Wight Festival, which was headlined by 
Jimi Hendrix. When Taste broke up in 
1970, Rory soldiered on as a solo artist, 
spending his time on the endless road, 
preaching the gospel of the blues. 

A series of albums made him a ma- 
jor star on the blues and blues-rock scene 
in Europe, but Gallagher was never able 
to achieve anything beyond cult status 
here in America. His stature abroad is 




proven with his inclusion on the Muddy 
Waters London Sessions LP. The concept 
behind this album was to pair Muddy, 
America's then greatest living blucsman, 
with the royalty of UK rock that he had 
inspired. Bill Wyman, former bassist for 
the Rolling Stones and author of "Bill 
Wyman's Blues Odyssey," praises 
Gallagher's contribution to the effort, con- 
sidering it to be the only one with even a 
hint of originality. Such a frank evalua- 
tion by someone with the authority to 
know makes further comparisons between 
Rory Gallagher and Eric Clapton unnec- 
essary and tiresome. Clearly, Rory 
Gallagher is his own man. 

When musical tastes in Europe 
changed in the early 
1980s, blues artists 
found themselves with- 
out an audience. The 
sense of abandonment 
Rory must have felt 
only exacerbated his 
melancholy nature. 
Like so many of his 
blues predecessors, 
Rory Gallagher was on 
intimate terms with al- 
cohol. To this day, his 
brother and manager, 
Donal Gallagher believes Rory's problems 
with liquor are overstated. After more than 
10 years of being ignored, the blues were 
once again popular in Europe in the early 
1 990s. While Rory was on tour (again) in 
support of his critically lauded Defender 
album, he began to complain of severe 
stomach pain. When a doctor in London 
examined him, it was discovered that he 
suffered from advanced liver disease, 
which his drinking had compounded. 

Rory Gallagher died from complica- 
tions following a liver transplant opera- 
tion in 1995. Blues aficionados will never 
forget him. 



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PEPSI learns to pick 
better spokes-models 




By Jonathan Miller 

Staff Writer 

Pepsi Cola dropped superstar rap- 
per Ludacris from its new advertising 
campaign last 
week. 

Leading the 
charge to clump 
Ludacris was Fox 
News talk show 
host Bill O'Reilly. 
After O'Reilly 
featured a seg- 
ment about this on 

his show, The O'Reilly Factor, the 
wheels came off at Pepsi. Pepsi Co. 
received 3,000 e-mails from O'Reilly 
viewers who declared their anger, but 
probably in the opposite way that 
most of you feel now. 

The viewers, and rightfully so, 
were upset over Pepsi allowing such 
a sordid character to represent its 
product. Ludacris has a reputation for 
using vulgar language, beating on 
women and expressing a fervent enjoy- 
ment of drugs and violence in his songs. 



Ludacris is an entertainer, not a role 
model. Never allow him in an adver- 
tisement that appeals to children. 

A boycott would have taken place 
if Luda's lace appeared in a Pepsi ad. 
Plenty of middle-aged, conservative 
parents refusing to buy Pepsi would 
have put a dent in the annual earn- 
ings of Pepsi Co. As O'Reilly said, 
'In the words of John Belushi, 
'Coke. Not Pepsi."' However, 
thanks to the viewers' declarations 
of anger, Pepsi will still be bought. 
Maybe large corporations will 
learn from this. They must learn how 
to choose the 
right role model 
when appealing 
to children and 
teenagers and 
they must learn 
that the Ameri- 
can public will 
not stand for 
these misdeeds. The people have the 
power. Hopefully, both sides, the 
people and the corporations, realize that 
now. 




Aging Peppers still hot 




By Andrea Griffith 

Staff Writer 

For anyone doubling the long-term 

;ibilily of rock bands, be prepared to let 
Red Hoi Chili Peppers' new album By the 
Way amaze you. These guys have all 
turned 40 and are still going strong. In a 
society where marriages often last as long 
as vacations, this band has been around 
since its high school days. 

fly the Way 
serves as a hand- 
hook on how to 
mature as a mu- 
sician without 
losing your 
original roots. 
Upon the 

album's first lis- 
ten, it becomes 
apparent that 
these guys are 

long past their crazy stage antics and at- 
tire, characterized by wearing nothing bul 
a lube sock and a naming helmet. 

Longtime fans of the Chili Peppers 
will no) feel neglected or betrayed. The 
trademark pounding bass lines 
ol eccentric bassist Plea are ever 
present, as are the John 
Pruseiante solos that remind 
fans why Frusciante returned 
and Dave Navarro was booted 
out following Fruseiante's ab- 
sence due to drug abuse. 

There are some differences, 
however. The track "Midnight" 
features orchestration at its 
opening. This album, like the 
hand's last, could be titled 
Caltfornication in that it show- 
cases close, high harmonics, reminding 
us of older Beach Hoys and Mamas and 
Papas tunes. Never have the Chili Pep- 
pers' vocals played such a prominent role. 
Lyrically speaking, Anthony Kiedis 



is consistently soul-searching On the 
track "Venice Queen," Ins syrupy voice 
says. "I know you said you don't believe 
in God/Do you still disagree now that it's 
time for you to leave?" The song 'Tear" 
creates a deeply personal ballad: "Seems 
to me like all the world gels high when 
you take a dare." "Cabron" presents a plea 
for peace through a Latin upbeat sound. 
Clearly, there is something here for 
fans of every genre. However, the tempo 
has slowed down a bit. Even the 
songs that are not ballads are 
not driven by a last tempo. Evi- 
dence that the Chili Peppers arc 
P aging? Perhaps. Bul this album 

shows that aging can be a beau- 
tiful and graceful process. 

Alter all. in a recent inter- 
view, Anthony Kiedis ques- 
tioned our society's view on ag- 
ing: "1 look forward to aging 
gracefully. People are so afraid 
of aging at all. It's really kind of a shame. 
Especially in this town, they send such a 
negative aura around the beauty of aging. 
Everyone is so deadly afraid to get older, 
bul it's so beautiful to get older, you 

know? Our 
music is cer- 
tainly as im- 
portant as it 
ever was, 
and it still 
has the same 
kind of vi- 
brancy as it 
always did. I 
feel like this 
record is as 
alive and 
meaningful 
to Us time as our first couple of records 
were." 

Have a listen to By the Way Red Hot 
Cluli Peppers' fan or not, you will not be 
able to argue tins fact, 




'Serving Sara': old 
story with new kicks 



By Katie Kstler 
A&I. Co-Editor 

"Serving Sara" proves that there's 
nothing new under the sun. but this movie 
is still line entertainment, it follows the 
age-old story of boy meets girls, bo) likes 
girl, boy must serve girl's husband with 
divorce papers before other guy serves 
girl. 

Joe Tyler ( Matthew Perry) is a legal 
delivery boy who has been having some 
trouble making 
timely delivery of 
court summons and 
divorce papers. In a 
leap of faith from 
his boss, Joe is 
given the high pro- 
file case of the 
Moore divorce. 
This is to the great 
disappointment of 
his coworker Tony (Vincent Paslore). 

Joe is able to serve Sara Moore 
(Elizabeth Hurley) with minimal 
troubles. On top of discovering her hus- 
band has been cheating on her. Sara finds 
out that by being served first with divorce 
papers, she could lose everything. She 
persuades Joe to deny he served her and 
hues him to serve her husband lor one- 




tenth of her divorce's settlemenl $1 mil- 
lion Tom is sent by the firm to track down 

Sara before Joe can serve Gordon Moore 
( Bruce Campbell i w nil the divorce papers 
Taking advantage ol Ton) 's lack of intel- 
ligence, Joe leaves plenty ol elues to send 
Tony up and down the country in futile 
pursuit of Sara. 

As if the constant cat-and-mouse 
chase wasn't enough trouble for Joe and 
Sara, once they are in Texas, the two arc 
stranded without mone) Due to their cir- 
cumstances, they are 
forced I < come up w uh 
creative neat s ol obtain- 
ing sue!: things as lodg- 
ing 

The ' ' tsell is 
enough he audi- 

ence in sin . he . but Joe's 
inability o keep his 
smart-ileac remarks to 
himself, even at the cost 
of bodily injuries, is hilarious One key 
element of this comedy is it doesn't even 
try to take itself seriously This is shown 
when Joe has to pose at a vet's and learns 
more about cow reproduction then he ever 
wanted to. 

Even though this mo\ ie reuses an old 
plot, it throws in enough new twists to 
make a great coined) 



Good days are bad for 
hounds seeking news 



By Katie Estler 

A&E Co-Editor 

Everyone hopes for a peaceful day. 
You know the kind-quiet, uneventful, 
one of those days where not much of 
anything happens. Yes, everyone likes 
these days, everyone except the media. 
Good days mean bad news days. 

That is right. These stagnant days 
arc death to the media business. Every- 
one wants the news, bul what happens 
when there is no news? Sadly, unlike 
Hollywood, we cannot create news 
when things are slow. Trust me, that 
would be a lot easier, but those aie the 
kind of things papers get shut down for. 
No, when we need news we just have 
lo go out and find some. Even on these 
quiet days, news must be found because 
people want news. 

Let us imagine for a moment the 
entire world had declared peace. Evil 
of all design and every natural disaster 
have been wiped out This day would 
be marked in every history book and 
celebrated until the end of eternity. The 
media would have a field day. Papers 
would sell like hot cakes. Everyone 
would want to know the details. "What 
were the final terms?" and "How did it 
come about?" people would wonder, 
and experts would debate "Would this 
last'" 

Everything would be set lor the 
media for about a week. Then news 
would dry up faster then an ice cube in 
the Sahara Desert. People can onh 



read. "The world is peaceful; everyone 
is getting along and absolutely nothing 
is happening" so long before they get 
bored and lose interest. 

Now before you start condemning 
me for my lack ol enthusiasm for para- 
dise, remember people love conflict. 
Think of the books, movies and sitcoms 
you love, all ol them filled with con- 
flict, and that is what makes them great. 
Those writers create the conflict while 
the rest of the staff and I just report it. 

Now we on the staff are not hop- 
ing for death or a huge natural disaster. 
We just need something, anything to 
happen. A paper without confrontation 
is like a play without a plot. Sure all 
that pleasant stuff is nice and cheery, 
like the county fair and the success of 
the elementary school bake sale, and 
they get you in a good mood. All that 
Hull is nice, bul a play needs confron- 
tation lo make it worthwhile. People- 
want stories about the latest disputes in 
city council and (he lire that nearly de- 
stroyed the library. Conflicts make 
plays worth seeing and papers worth 
reading. 

Nothing too monstrous has to hap- 
pen, just something so we can have a 
story to report. Just so you understand 
good things on campus are news too. 
To be honest, it is much more enjoy- 
able lo report happy news than it is to 
report a tragedy. We need news lo fill 
the paper, so when it is one of those 
quiet days, go out and create some 
news. 



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GREEK/ ORGANIZATIONS 



Campus Chronicle 7 



Pikes reveal their new toy 



By Jocelyn Paza 

Greek Editor 

When Pi Kappa Alpha brother 
Nick Peterson received his reimbursement 
check for his meal plan, he did what al- 
most every other college student would 
do, selfishly buy a pricey reward. 
Peterson found his pleasure in a six-seater 
golf cart 1 

"Let's be honest. It's cool," ex- 
plained senior Pike Rich Mossman when 
asked about the new addition to the fra- 
ternity. 

The Pikes have completed the 

golf cart by adding a horn, wheel lights, 

black lights, seatcovers and chrome rims! 

'We've put our heart and soul 

into this thing.'' Mossman admitted. 



Belk Department Store origi- 
nally owned the 1982 Yamaha golf cart. 
The fraternity admits to persuading 
Peterson to buy the golf cart after being 
inspired by the movies "Caddy Shack" 
and "Van Wilder." 

The campus may find it hard to 
keep from laughing when the brothers 
drive by in between classes, but the Pikes 
have put their purchase to good use. The 
golf cart has a roof, giving students a dry 
ride to class on rainy days. The brothers 
are more than happy to pick up any 
stranded [lady] students who are late to 
class or stuck in the rain. 

"We got it for all the little 
people," senior brother Joe Haubenhofer 
revealed. 




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Peterson (second from right) stands next to his newest purchase 
(just don't tell his dad how much it cost)! 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters of Kappa Delta are 
already having an amazing year (and it's 
only September! ) We have never been 
happier to show off some sisterhood! 

( ongratulations to Jennifer 
Messick and Kara Bingham who were 
awesome enough to become the first two 
pledges of Gamma ( iamma this year' You 
girls rock! 

As far as intiamurais. we once 
again are dominating with two shutouts 
against the Zetas and the (jams' Con- 
gratulations to Sondra Morris who re- 
ceived the MVP award! Good luck to 
April Sheilds and Megan Moure as they 
compete in HPU's fall sports! 

Thanks to the baseball team for 
an awesome time last weekend (enough 
though we got more than we bargained 
for)!! Thanks to the PIKES for keeping 
our weekend planner full with a super 
time on Saturday! 

We hope everyone has as good 
a year as we plan to! Holla at your KDs! 



College Republicans 

The school year is very young, 
but the College Republicans are already 
off to an exciting start. Even before stu- 
dents returned, President George W. Bush 
visited campus, delivering a major policy 
initiative. 

During orientation week, 
Armstrong Williams, a conservative po- 
litical analyst nationally syndicated in 
print, on the radio and on television, spoke 
to the freshman class at the Third Gen- 
eral Session. 

Already, the College Republi- 
cans have co-sponsored a picnic at Oak 
Hollow Lake and a Candidate Forum in 
our own Chapel that featured candidates 
for both parties at the national, state and 
local levels. This is a great start to what 
promises to be an exciting year for us. 

If you would like information on 
joining the College Republicans or on any 
of our events, please contact Chairman Ja- 
son Walters or our adviser, Dr. Linda 
Petrou. 



Lambda Chi Alpha 
IOZ 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Al- 
pha would like to give a warm welcome 
to all freshmen that chose to come to HPU 
and also to returning students. We hope 



everyone had a great summer and we wish 
everyone the best of luck during this com- 
ing school year. 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Al- 
pha will be very busy this semester. We 
will be participating in various commu- 
nity service projects including the Annual 
Lambda Chi Alpha North American Food 
Drive. We will be looking to the campus 
and the community for support in raising 
our goal of 1 1 ,000 pounds of food. 

We hope everyone has a great 
year. This year should be very exciting, 
so have fun and remember to study. 



PhiMu 

rz 

The sisters of Phi Mu would like to wel- 
come everyone back to school and hope 
that classes are going great. We congratu- 
late all the participants in this year's 
Derby Day. 

In remembrance of Sept. 1 1 , we 
will be passing out ribbons on Wednes- 
day, September 11, during lunch in the 
cafeteria lobby. 

We are excited about Greek Week 
2002 and participating with the brothers 
of Delta Sigma Phi. 



Pi Kappa Alpha 
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The brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha 
would like to welcome all students to a 
new year at HPU. We hope everyone had 
a safe and relaxing summer. We've had 
a new addition to our fraternity which 
has come in the form of a six-seater golf 
cart. Ladies, if you need a ride home you 
know who to call! 

Our soccer team (The Athletic 
Supporters) kicked off the intramural 
soccer season with a 2-0 record and looks 
forward to being in the finals once again 
this year. 

The Brothers of Delta Omega 
chapter are excited about making our 
50th year on the High Point University 
campus one to remember. We hope that 
all Greek life will be able to adapt well 
to all the changes made on campus and 
continue to keep the scene alive. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) 
Sorority, Incorporated was the first his- 
torically black sorority established. 
AKA sorority was founded in 1908 and 



later incorporated In 1913 at Howard Uni- 
versity in Washington, DC by 20 illustri- 
ous African- American women. The soror- 
ity takes much pride in our principles, 
which are leadership, encouraging high 
scholastic and ethical standards, sister- 
hood, and service to all mankind. 

The Sigma Mu Chapter of Al- 
pha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be par- 
ticipating in numerous service activities 
both on campus and off campus this school 
year. Our sorority maintains a nucleus of 
more than 170,000 women in the United 
States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. 



Zeta Tau Alpha 
AZ 

Welcome back! First and fore- 
most we would like to congratulate our 
Eight new girls. Each and every one of 
you is a wonderful asset to Zeta Tau Al- 
pha. 

With the anniversary of Septem- 
ber 11th, we decided to give baskets of 
lifesavers to all eleven local fire and res- 
cue stations; to say "Thanks for being a 
lifesaver." 

Congrats to all the Zetas that 
keep coming out to play soccer, with each 
game we get better and better. By the end 
of the season we should be fantastic. 

Best of luck to everyone this se- 
mester with classes! 



Panhellenic Council 

Panhellenic is well on their way 
this school year! Council is made up of 
President-Jocelyn Paza; Vice-President- 
Jeanelle McKinney; Secretary-Rebecca 



Plescia; and Treasurer-Betsy Edwards! 

Greek Week is underway begin- 
ning September 29. Instead of the usual 
"Greek Walk," Panhellenic and IFC have 
decided to put the Greeks to good use and 
participate in the annual Crop Walk. Af- 
ter the walk we will be painting the rock. 

That Monday, the banners from 
each team will be hung in Slane Lobby. 
Please come and admire true art 1 

Tuesday will be the incredible 
"Pizza-eating Contest" and Field Day (no, 
we are not too old for it)! 

Wednesday is the traditional 
bowling night and Thursday will consist 
of pool events! Unfortunately there will 
be no bellyflop and cannonball contest 
because of the loss of the diving boards. 

Friday is everyone's favorite 
event-Lip Sync on the Slane Patio (and 
no, that never gets old!) 

Saturday is the big day-Home- 
coming! The Greeks will be participat- 
ing in the annual parade as they compete 
for the best float! 

Panhellenic encourages every- 
one to attend these events. Even the anti- 
Greeks can have fun watching grown men 
wear women's clothing and mouth a Ma- 
donna song! 

Formal rush is right around the 
comer. All freshmen females are urged 
to attend Greek Week to discover the perks 
of being Greek. Rush will begin near the 
end of January and continue for one week. 
Interest sessions are being planned for 
November and December. If any fresh- 
men are interested they should attend these 
events! 

With the help of IFC, 
Panhellenic is hoping to make the 2002- 
2003 school year incredible (and we 
promise to make it to National Conference 
this year (finally)! 



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SPORTS 



Friday, September 13, 2002 



Threat of baseball strike alienates die hard fans 



By Joel Stubblefield 

Staff Writer 

Like many Americans who enjoy our 
national pastime, I am thrilled that base- 
ball settled the labor dispute without a 
strike on Aug. 30. However, like just 
about everything else in the world these 
days, the settlement wasn't free. Unfor- 
tunately, simply threatening the ninth 
work stoppage since 1970 turned many 
valuable fans to the new football season 
or other means of entertainment. Now, 
the reconstruction process must begin, 
and this long road to a restored image of 
baseball is one that players and owners 
alike would be foolish to take lightly. 

After the strike in 1994, most fans 
did return (as owners like to acknowl- 
edge) but very slowly and much to their 
chagrin. Some have yet to return, and 
threats of a strike push them even farther 
away. Eventually, after the efforts of su- 
perstars like McGwire, Sosa and Bonds, 
the sport regained the image of the great 
game America loves. This time, it's a 
different story, however. First, and most 
obviously, there was no strike. That fact 
will hopefully keep many fans in touch 
with the game and not force any more to 
withdraw. However, the truth remains 
that some have left and vow to never re- 
turn. 

"So what? New fans come to this 
sport every year and they'll just return 



again next year, some owners may say. 
However, the real tragedy is the incred- 
ible stories about this season that are be- 
ing overshadowed. Questions like "How 
did Oakland win 20 straight games? Can 
they really win the home-field advantage- 
in the playoffs?", "How many games will 
Johnson and Schilling combine to win?", 
and "Can any American League team fi- 
nally get to the World Series besides the 
much hated (by Oakland and Atlanta fans 
like me) New York Yankees?" should be 
hot topics of discussion. Sadly, this just 
isn't the case 

Hopefully, the new deal imposed will 
allow baseball to regain the fans it lost 
and instill the love of baseball into many 
new fans. This should be accomplished 
through the luxury tax and increased rev- 
enue sharing. Rather than deal with the 
specifics of each facet of the deal, I'll give 
you a simple example. Under the new 
deal, the Yankees will be penalized the 
heaviest because of their $171.1 million 
payroll. Revenue sharing, instituted af- 
ter the 1 994 strike, already forces the Yan- 
kees to cut a check to Major League Base- 
ball each year for roughly $30 million, 
which is then distributed to smaller mar- 
ket teams like the Kansas City Royals. 
The new deal may in fact inflate that fig- 
ure, and certainly will increase the over- 
all penalizing of the Yankees, thanks to 
the luxury tax (designed to function as a 
salary cap and, gradually by 2006, level 



MLB payrolls to a relatively equal plane). 

Luxury tax included, next year the 
Yankees will pay Major League Baseball 
over $50 million because of their ridicu- 
lously high payroll. What's the point? If 
it functions correctly, this new deal will 
keep teams like the Yankees from buying 
the best free agents every year for the 
playoff race... in essence, purchasing the 
World Series. Overall, the primary goal 
is to increase the competitive balance of 
the game, and keep Big Lots budget teams 
like the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from be- 
ing the perpetual doormat of the league. 

The bottom line still remains that it's 
high lime major league baseball remem- 
bers one of the major truths about the 
game. It's for the FANS! Perhaps they 
should recall the movie "Little Big 
League," and the simple message that 
these millionaires play a kid's game as 
their job, and enjoy lavish privileges and 
perks. I'm ecstatic that there will be a 
World Series this year and thrilled to see 
the tribute our national pastime pays to 
those lost in the Sept. 1 1 tragedy. But, 
it's disheartening to watch baseball 
threaten a work stoppage, or worse yet, 
quit, every eight-to- 10 years. Like all fans 
I'm sure, I hope and pray that this new 
deal will end the nonsense, and that base- 
ball will once again return to the glory 
days of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted 
Williams, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle and 
Roger Maris. 



Football season arrives with high expectations 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

Ladies and gentlemen, football sea- 
son is finally back. It's the beginning of 
the year and every team and fan has high 
expectations coming into the season, in- 
cluding the Carolina Panthers after their 
upset of the Ravens Sunday. Every warm- 
blooded American has been counting 
down the minutes since the Patriots lost 
lots of gamblers a great deal of money 
in one of the best Super Bowls in his- 
tory. 

For the next five months of the year, 
America's Sundays are taken care of. My 
Sundays become a routine: Wake up 
around 10, go to Bo jangles, watch the 
weather girl on Fox, then football for the 
next 10 hours. Anyone that criticizes this 
should move to another country. Base- 
ball is my favorite sport, but I do not miss 
a single football game on television. If I 
miss one baseball game, there are still 161 
more left. 

You are probably wondering what is 
going to happen this year in football. I'll 
tell you. Marshall Eaulk will win MVP. 



That's all I really know. The rest is really 
up in the air. St. Louis still has the best 
offense in the game and one of the best 
defenses, making the Cards the team to 
beat for the third year in a row, and I hate 
them. Because of this hatred, they prob- 
ably will win; just look at the New York 
Yankees and Barry Bonds. 

The AFC has the Pittsburgh Steelers 
in the front of the pack waving the Ter- 
rible Towel. They could have my J.V. 
football team for an offense and still make 
the playoffs with Kendrell Bell and 
friends maiming opposing teams' half- 
backs and quarterback. I don't know if 
they will make it to the Super Bowl, 
though. They ARE the Steelers; they DO 
choke in the playoffs. 

The one issue that most of the coun- 
try seems to be obsessing about is this 
Steve Spurrier character. Is his fun 'n' 
gun going to shoot him in the foot? I per- 
sonally could care less. Everyone should 
be looking at Washington's defense, 
'cause I'm not so sure they will give up 
another touchdown this year. I hate the 
Redskins with a passion, especially after 
their opening victory over Arizona; there- 



fore, expect them in the NFC champion- 
ship game. 

There will be no comment about my 
favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers. I 
refuse to jinx them, and anyone who criti- 
cizes my superstitions will be forced to 
live in North Dakota. I do not know what 
the 49ers will do this year and will not 
speculate. 

Now, for the local boys out there, 
everyone knew that the Carolina Panthers 
were not going to be good before this 
preseason. Even though they beat Balti- 
more, they have taken a turn for the worse 
by benching middle-aged sophomore 
quarterback Chris Weinke and replac- 
ing him with ancient Rodney Peete. For 
those not familiar with the career of 
Rodney Peete, let's compare it to 
Britney Spears' movie career. It is that 
bad. 

There is no other time of the year that 
makes me happier: Baseball is closing in 
on the playoffs and football is starting. If 
only college basketball would start now, 
I would never leave the house; this in- 
cludes classes. So I guess college bas- 
ketball can wait. 



Despite early 

defeats, soccer 

team still 

optimistic 

By Brandon Miller 

Staff Writer 

The struggle to put the ball into 
the back of the net has dropped the 
men's soccer team to 0-3. Only one 
goal has gotten by opponents' keep- 
ers in their first three games, which 
has led to losses at the hands of West 
Virginia, Marshall and UNC- 
Wilmington. 

On Sunday, the Panthers trailed 
I -0 at the half, until freshmen defender 
Kyle DeKlerk picked up a rebound 
and slid the ball past the goalie in the 
88 ,h minute. DeKlerk's goal, his first 
of the season, sent the match into over- 
time. With about 5 minutes left in the 
second overtime period, the Seahawks 
got a controversial call right outside 
the box, which gave them a free kick. 
The kick was converted into the game- 
winner. 

On Friday night, the team 
struggled to even find the goal and was 
shut out by Marshall, 3-0. The score 
does not depict the type of game that 
was played. The Herd scored 5 min- 
utes into the game, and the score re- 
mained 1 -0 until the 63 rd minute, when 
the Herd scored for their second time 
on a similar type of goal. The third 
goal came on a penalty kick with about 
10 minutes left to play. By this time, 
it was too late for the Panthers to think 
about a comeback. 

In the season opener, Aug. 30, the 
team traveled to West Virginia. After 
a long trip, the Panthers fell to the 
Mountaineers, 1 -0. The Mountaineers 
scored early and the stayed strong de- 
fensively to keep the Panthers from 
finding the back of the net. This was 
the Panthers' first home opener loss 
since 1998. Though High Point was 
outshot, 19-8, the game was more 
evenly matched. 

"Although we didn't win, I am 
pleased with how we played," head 
coach Peter Broadley said. "The stat 
sheet may not show it but, we matched 
them pretty well and at times 
outplayed them." 

It seems that the Panthers have 
had streaks where they play well, but 
then at other times things don't flow 
together as smoothly. Look for the 
Panthers to straighten things out as 
they head into conference play. 



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Campus Chronicle 



FRIDAY. October 4. 2002 



HIGH POINT. N.C. 




Registration 
changes for upper- 
classmen 

Upperclassmen no longer have to 
wait in lines to register for classes. 
That's the word coming from the 
registrar's office. 

This year's entering freshmen have 
already tested the system where stu- 
dents can register for next year's classes 
via the web. The system worked with- 
out a hitch, which is to say that regis- 
tration day was largely uneventful for 
most students. 

Students still need to meet with 
their advisors to register for classes. 
However, instead of wading the paper 
trail and standing in line at the crack of 
dawn for a more certain class sched- 
ule, students can register with advisors 
for classes as soon as all the choices 
have been made. 

Obviously, this has and will con- 
tinue to streamline the registration pro- 
cess, hopefully eliminating the frustra- 
tion that has haunted students in the 
past. The only question now is what 
will YOU do with all the time you save 
not walking to and from the registra- 
tion line when classes are full? 

Speech slated for 
UN Day 

The Society for Historical and Po- 
litical Awareness, the Honors Program 
and the International Club will cospon- 
sor a lecture in observance of United 
Nations Day, Thursday, Oct. 24. 

The speaker will be Dawn Calabia, 
director of the United Nations Informa- 
tion Center in Washington, D.C. The 
title of her address is "The UN at 56 — 
Does Multilateralism Work? Is the UN 
still relevant in war and peace?" 

The presentation will begin at 8 
p.m. The location is still to be deter- 
mined. 

Sign up now for 
practice exams 

The Biology Club has arranged for 
KAPLAN to administer practice exams 
in four academic areas on Saturday, 
Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. on 
the second floor of Haworth Hall of 
Science. 

The following tests will be given: 
Law School Admission Test (LSAT), 
Graduate Management Admission Test 
(GMAT), Medical College Admission 
Test (MCAT) and the Graduate Record 
Examination (GRE). 

If you wish to sit for one of these 
exams, sign the sheet provided at Room 
235 of Haworth before noon on Oct. 
10. 



Homecoming to exceed expectations 



By Jocelyn Paza 

Greek Editor 

It's that time of year 
again when students find 
their formal wear and strut 
their stuff at the annual 
Homecoming dance. The 
celebration occurs on Sat- 
urday, Oct. 5, beginning 
with a parade of the home- 
coming court and Greek 
floats and ending with a 
night of dancing and ex- 
citement. 

This year's event, 
whose theme is An 
Evening Under the Stars, 
is headed by senior Jenn Roddy and has 
been highly anticipated and well orga- 
nized. 

"I took on a little more help than I 



needed," Roddy admitted. "I divided ev- 
eryone into committees because I had a 




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decent-sized staff." 

Roddy was not satisfied with past 
dances. She decided to give this year's 
event a little more activity. 



'We are holding the dance at the 
Radisson (where last winter's successful 
Snowball gala was held), and they were 
nervous about the attendance," Roddy 
says. "We have decided to rent out two 
dance floors, as well as four extra rooms 
for different activities. We will have fun 
photos in one room, a backdrop for your 
own pictures in another and two smaller 
rooms for food." 

Roddy has also decided to sell t-shirts 
for $10 and engraved picture frames and 
pub glasses for $5 as souvenirs for the 
evening. Tickets will be $10 a person in 
advance or $15 at the door. A cash bar 
will be open to students 2 1 and over sell- 
ing beer and wine. All North Carolina 
laws concerning alcohol will be enforced. 

Saturday's parade will begin at 2 p.m. 
and will last until the 3 p.m. men's soccer 

See Homecoming, page 5 



Eleanor Gift opens new center, discusses pending war 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

The inaugural speaker in the new 
Hay worth Fine Arts Center, Eleanor Clift, 
a contributing editor to Newsweek, dis- 
cussed the controversy dividing the White 
House and the nation over bombing Iraq. 

Advisers within the White House are 
split into two camps over war with Iraq. 
Clift told of how President Bush and Vice 
President Cheney are joined by Donald 
Rumsfeld, secretary of defense, in the 
"forward leaning" camp which assumes 
an aggressive stance. Secretary of State 
Colin Powell and a handful of others sup- 
port the "go slow" approach. Clift said, 
"Powell is a cautious fellow and has cau- 
tioned against the war." She continued, 
"The administration seems to be Don 
Rumsfeld versus Colin Powell and 
America versus the world." The stance of 
some nations has softened in recent days 
to support of Bush following President of 
Iraq, Saddam Hussein's, agreement to 
weapons inspectors' entering his country. 
Clift offered this year's Capus P. Waynick 
Public Affairs Lecture on Sept. 1 1 . 

At stake is the question of bombing 
Iraq without direct provocation. Saddam 
is seen by many to be a threat to the inter- 
national community, especially to 
America. In the case against Saddam, 
Clift noted, "He has gassed his own 
people, invaded the neighboring country 
of Kuwait and is potentially amassing 
weapons of mass destruction." But as she 
further pointed out, "He (Saddam) has 



been contained for the last 1 1 years, and 
the American public is nervous about this 
country embarking on its own. We need 
allies. Congress and the people behind a 
war effort." She said it would be costly 
and dangerous for America to go it alone. 

At best, stated Clift, "Bush is begin- 
ning to belatedly put together a coalition 
such as his father had (during the Gulf 
War). War is not inevitable. But this 
presidency seems to have a visceral need 
to pursue the war," she said. "I think his 
instincts (Bush's) are for Dick Cheney and 
Rumsfeld. He kind of likes to say 'Let's 
do it.'" Clift quoted gangster AI Capone 
in describing this attitude, "You get more 
with a kind word and a gun than with just 
a kind word." 

A vote on support for the war on Iraq 
is being stalled in Congress. "Democrats 
want to hold off the vote until after the 
Nov. 5 elections. They don't want a 'rally 
around the president' type effect," Clift 
said. "War talk has replaced domestic talk 
and as far as the elections, Congress could 
not be more evenly divided." However, 
she added, "Bush is making a determined 
effort to get his point across." Again with 
recent events, it now appears that a con- 
gressional vote on support of bombing 
Iraq may happen sooner than the Novem- 
ber elections. 

In deciding to let weapons inspectors 
into Iraq, Saddam has bowed to pressure 
from Bush and neighboring countries. 
Clift said, "If the president does go ahead 
and get inspectors in there, and they say 
that Saddam is a problem, then that would 



change people's minds, including mine. 
He (Bush) needs to use forward leaning 
in a way to get other countries to join us 
in this effort as it is best carried out with 
American allies' help," she said. 

Following the Sept. 1 1, 2001 attack 
on America, the Department of Justice and 
Congress combined to extend the 
government's powers of arrest and sur- 
veillance. Critics see these changes as a 
violation of constitutional rights. About 
this possible erosion of civil liberties in 
America, Clift stated, "I think in a time 
of war there is an abridgement, and then 
when the war is over, it is lifted. But this 
is a war for the foreseeable future and it 
is a debate that is being taken on Capitol 
Hill." "However," Clift added, "the wider 
public has not seemed to notice." 

Clift also gave insight into Bush's 
character. "Bush is not particularly ar- 
ticulate, but he brings simplicity to his 
talks. He connects with people and is ter- 
rifically disciplined. He is 55 years old 
and since becoming president, has kept 
up his running schedule and now runs 
better than before becoming president 
with a less than 7 minute mile. He ab- 
stains totally from alcohol and is in bed 
between 9 and 1 p.m., and his aides' loy- 
alty to him is very high." She contrasted 
his lifestyle with former President Clinton 
who would invariably stay up very late to 
talk. Also Clinton's staff's loyalty was 
not as great as Bush enjoys. According 
to Clift, "Bush's White House is like a 

See Clift, page 5 



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Sweet Home 

Alabama, 

where your 

ticket leads 


Page 12 


Cross fire: 
The War on 
Iraq 


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WEEKEND 
EXCURSION 


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talkin' 



2 Campus Chronicle 



EDITORIAL 



Friday, October 4, 2002 



Clift and fellow journalists weigh in on Bush and Iraq 



By Justin Martin 
Staff Writer 

On the first anniversary of Sept. I I . 
Newsweek correspondent Eleanor Clift 
gave the inaugural speech in the new fine 
arts building. Alter a prayer of invoca- 
tion honored (alien Americans, she cited 
reasons why the U.S. should not invade 
Iraq. 

Cliff's fervor was so strong that when 
a student inquired about the current war 
on terrorism, she mistook the question lor 
one about a possible invasion of Iraq and 
rattled off more reasons to stay away from 
Baghdad. 

The media's passion for this topic 
surfaced at a time when millions of 
Americans wiped away tears of remem- 
brance. 

During the week of the anniversary, 
one Newsday column argued against ac- 
tion in Iraq because the war on terrorism 
is a failure and al-Qaida operatives are 
"laughing their heads off." 

Similarly, the day after the anniver- 
sary, when most newspapers reported on 
memorial services held the day before, 
one AP article ranted about Iraq, claim- 
ing the president wants to oust Saddam 
Hussein to "keep the momentum (of pa- 
triotism) going." 

Oh, much can change in a lew 
weeks. 

On Sept. 12, George W. Bush de- 
livered what was arguably the most im- 
portant speech of his career. Before the 
U.N., he urged that the first step should 
be to inspect Saddam Hussein's weapons 
and, il that fails, the second measure 
should be to attack him. 



The speech earned Bush what colum- 
nist Cal Thomas calls "the big 'Mo,'" re- 
ferring to the president's gathering mo- 
mentum of support from journalists and 
foreign leaders regarding the threat 
Hussein poses. 

Following the speech, some foreign 
leaders unlikely to grant acceptance did 
just that. 

Saudi Arabia will now allow U.S. 
military forces to use their bases. 

More importantly, through increas- 
ing international pressure, Hussein's 
henchmen recently informed U.N. Sec- 
retary General Kofi Annan that weapons' 
inspectors may return to Iraq alter four 
years in exile. 

This inspection is imperative. Last 
week, British officials released a dossier 
on Iraq's weapons that documented 
Hussein's capabilities. In one case, the 
report claimed that Iraqi missiles (which 
the U.N. limited to a 150 km launchable 
radius) are capable of penetrating much 
of the Middle Bast, Europe and central 
Asia. 

British Prime Minister Tony Blair 
specified the threat and argued that the 
policy of "containment is not working." 
Mounting evidence such as this may 
help Bush's international "Mo" to grow 
further. 

Domestically, pundits like Eleanor 
Clift still cite reasons to ignore Saddam 
Hussein, but some journalists arc soften- 
ing their criticism. (Cliffs first column 
following Bush's U.N. appearance dis- 
missed the speech as mere "stagecraft"). 
Columnist Clarence Page wrote 
positively of Bush's speech, arguing that 
"other countries want to join us against 



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Saddam. They just needed a little nudge." 
He also noted, remarkably, that some of 
these countries are Arab. 

A similar editorial in the Chicago 
Daily Tribune argued that there is a "gath- 
ering international consensus behind 
President Bush's challenge to the United 
Nations." 

Bush's "little nudge" turned out to 
be an effective shove. 

Admittedly. Hussein may pull again 
what he has in the past: allowing weap- 
ons inspectors in, only to boot them out. 
But Bush made it redundantly clear that 
this is Hussein's last chanee. 

Bush's intolerance of terrorists is 
embodied in historian Stephen 
Showronek's model of presidential lead- 
ership. Showronek describes "preemp- 



tive presidents," who show initiative de- 
spite risks of political isolation. 

By asserting the existence of evil in 
the world, the president has gained sup- 
port. 

Those who oppose targeting a man 
who gassed his people and who has held 
American POW's for 12 years are begin- 
ning to back the president. 

Bush's determination is winning 
over his opponents, who concede that any 
more of Hussein's shenanigans will war- 
rant prompt action. 

America will not wait for these she- 
nanigans. As National Security Adviser 
Condolcezza Rice said, a smoking gun in 
Baghdad could equal a mushroom cloud 
somewhere else. 



All majors offer promise 



By Andrea Griffith 

Staff Writer 

Upon returning home this summer, 
I expected nothing less than a positive 
welcome from my small town commu- 
nity. For the most part, my expecta- 
tions were met. However, there were a 
few wake-up calls. I walked into the 
local music shop where I was employed 
for nearly four years as a high-schooler 
and was received with a enthusiastic 
bombardment of questions about col- 
lege. When I announced that I had re- 
cently switched my business adminis- 
tration major to an English/writing ma- 
jor, my former boss replied, with a 
stunned look, "Oh. An English major? 
You are dead in the water. I guess you 
are bound to a life of teaching." 

It was a moment that caused me to 
be more sensitive to such matters as I 
observed that this unpleasant reaction 
was more common than I had previ- 
ously realized. Though I value the 
teaching profession, I had to explain on 
more than one occasion this summer 
that I had no intention to teach. The 
English major, among others, is often 
stereotyped. English, history, math- 
ematics, philosophy and religion are all 
Fields that often have an unpleasant 
stigma attached to them. In reality, 
these fields leave plenty of room for 
exploration in careers. 

After all, aren't we all receiving a 
liberal arts degree here at High Point? 
One's major is truly important, but we 
all take the same general education 
courses. With the right formula of per- 
severance combined with a curiosity for 
learning, all students should graduate 
prepared and motivated to find success 
in a career. 

The more I thought about it, I be- 
came fondly accustomed to the idea of 
majoring in a broad field. Options are 
never a bad thing to have. With a little 
bit of researching, I discovered that En- 
glish majors have become everything 
from attorneys and lobbyists to 
speechwriters and business managers. 
Their persuasive skills combined with 
Uieir ability to clarify ideas and think 
independently create this diversity of 
potential careers. It comes as no sur- 
prise that journalists Dave Barry aud 
Diane Sawyer were English majors as 
were Bob Woodward of The Washing- 
ton Post and popular author Tom 



Clancy. More surprising, however, is the 
discovery that musicians Chris Isaak and 
Paul Simon, entertainers Chevy Chase, 
Steven Spielberg, and Joan Rivers and 
politician Mario Cuomo are among the 
ranks of English majors. 

Potential mathematics majors will 
be pleased to know that their field con- 
tains a plethora of choices as well. Al- 
most every branch of government re- 
quires mathematically inclined employ- 
ees. Air traffic controlling, meteorology, 
astronomy, technical writing and engi- 
neering are fields that can reasonably be 
pursued with a mathematical back- 
ground. Problem-solving skills married 
to logical thinking, computer literacy and 
an ability to analyze and interpret data 
open doors for those inclined to think 
with the right side of the brain. Although 
he switched majors as a college junior, 
Michael Jordan was once a math major 
as were actress Teri Hatcher, author 
Lewis Carroll, musician Art Garfunkel 
and pioneer nurse Florence Nightingale. 

Those with a background in history 
can look forward to a future full of po- 
tential in government, public relations 
and media. History majors often further 
their education to attain a law degree, 
but many graduate to become archivists, 
intelligence analysts, media consultants, 
urban planners and government officials. 
Their ability in explaining ideas, inter- 
preting events and developing a world 
view prepare historians for a bright fu- 
ture. 

Majors in philosophy and religion 
are not necessarily destined to become a 
member of the clergy or the teaching 
community. Publishing companies, hos- 
pitals and government are the common 
employers of these majors as they seek 
careers in writing, editing and public 
service. Deductive reasoning, objectiv- 
ity and oratorical skills attained through 
the study of philosophy and religion 
open many doors for majors in these 
fields. An array of familiar names ma- 
jored in either philosophy or religion 
including Harrison Ford, journalist Stone 
Phillips, basketball coach Phil Jackson 
and perhaps most notably Thomas 
Jefferson. 

My cloud of doubt has dissipated 
considerably since I made these discov- 
eries. There are careers for everyone 
with a willingness to work and a love 
for their field. For now, I will not stress 
about my unforeseen future as long as I 
remain inspired by my chosen field. 



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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 3 



A legacy of evil: why Saddam must be removed 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Op/Ed Editor 

There has been a lol of controversy 
lately over possible military action against 
Iraq and Saddam Hussein. Every facet 
of this issue has heen dehated over the 
last couple of weeks, from what our goal 
should be in Iraq to how much power the 
President should have and even finger- 
pointing over who is politicizing the is- 
sue. I'm going to try to 'hit the highlights' 
so to speak, and make the case for mili- 
tary action against Iraq. 

Before I go into the why, let me 
clarify the what. Some countries and 
some US officials have come out and said 
that they do not support any action against 
Iraq; some have stated that they support 
action, but only to the extent of getting 
rid of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction; 
still others would like to take it one step 
further and make the goal a regime change 
- that is, not merely taking out Saddam's 
stockpiles of weapons hut removing the 
despot himself. I fall into the third cat- 
egory. First off, to do nothing is simply 
not an option. Everyone that has ever 
heen in the 3 - grade knows that asking a 
bully nicely doesn't work. Secondly, to 
suggest that we once again use extensive 
manpower and resources to simply repeat 
Desert Storm and give Hussein a slap on 
the wrist, take out the weapons that we 
can find and leave him in power is noth- 
ing short of absurd. It should be obvious 
to anyone with a functioning cranium that 
the only way to bring an end to the threat 
is to take out the its source, namely 



Saddam 

Why undertake military action with 
the goal of regime change? There are a 
host of reasons. You don't have to take 
my word for it; check out President Bush's 
September 12 speech to the United Na- 
tions or British Prime Minister Tony 
Blair's 50-page dossier issued on Septem- 
ber 24. Some of the major facets of 
Bush's and Blair's arguments are 
Hussein's repeated violation of sixteen 
U.N. Resolutions, his development of 
chemical and biological weapons, and his 
support for international terrorism. Fur- 
thermore, the White House has major con- 
cerns about his repression of the Iraqi 
people and failure to return Gulf War 
POWs. We are talking about a dictator 
who, after seizing power in 1979, em- 
broiled his country in eight years ol war- 
fare against Iran (1980-1988) that killed 
roughly 1 ,000,000 people. He then turned 
around and invaded Kuwait two years 
later. This is a man who has used weap- 
ons of mass destruction against his own 
people (the Kurds in northern Iraq, killed 
by the thousands) and harassed and driven 
out hundreds of thousands of others (po- 
litical dissenters that weren 't executed and 
Shia Muslims in the south). In short, 
Saddam himself is the best argument for 
military incursion and regime change 

Let me take a moment to speak to all 
the peaeemongers out there. Would it re- 
ally be proper to refer to a fight with Iraq 
as a "war?" Technically, yes, a large-scale 
military conflict with another country is 
a war. However, I'm sure most of us re- 
member Desert Storm; as far as 'wars' go, 



it was a joke. The US and our allies laid 
waste to the Iraqi army; I would rather 
liken the Gulf War to an NFL linebacker 
picking a fight on a playground. I do not 
wish to minimize our men and women in 
uniform nor underestimate Saddam's ca- 
pability. While we do have the best- 
trained, best-equipped military in the 
world (for which we can thank the 
Almighty's blessing of prosperity on our 
land), if Saddam knows we are coming 
for him there's no doubt he will fight hard 
and both sides will take losses; it is an 
inevitable aspect of combat. 

For my last point, I'd like to invoke 
a bit of common sense. There are many 
who want United Nations inspectors to 
go in before we resort to any kind of mili- 
tary action; they say that if weapons in- 
spectors get unfettered access to Iraq that 
force will not be necessary. At first 
glance, this sounds reasonable. We 
shouldn't commit our forces until we've 
exhausted every means of making our 
nation and the world secure from the 
threat of Saddam. Heck, maybe if they 
let in the inspectors they won't find any- 
thing and there will be no reason to resort 
to violence. That's all good and well, and 
it's probably exactly what Saddam wants. 
This is a University, let's use our collec- 
tive mental acumen for just a second. 
Bush has been calling for action against 
Iraq since his speech on the 12"' of Sep- 
tember. Our government and the United 
Nations are still wrangling over this is- 
sue (at the time of this writing). With that 
in mind, imagine this scenario: the UN 
and/or our esteemed Congress decide that 



before we start dropping bombs, we 
should let the inspectors in to see if there's 
really anything to all this weapons of mass 
destruction stuff. Do you really think that 
in the minimum three weeks since Bush 
began his crusade that Saddam hasn't be- 
gun to hide the things he doesn't want us 
to see? Surely the fact that the US and 
any allies would not be allowed to enter 
if nothing was found has not escaped 
Hussein. The time for diplomacy and talk 
has passed. Saddam has shown no respect 
for UN resolutions and inspectors in the 
past, and to believe that he docs so now 
is wishful thinking at the pinnacle of ig- 
norance. 

There is still one thing that bothers 
me, and it is perhaps the most convincing 
argument against regime change: what 
will happen and who will take power if 
and when we do oust Hussein? Ideally, 
we will be able to supervise the forma- 
tion of some kind of democratic govern- 
ment. At the very least the government 
would need to represent all of the people 
equally and guarantee and protect their 
basic rights We can't be sure this will 
happen, but we can be sure of what will 
happen if we do not act -absolutely noth- 
ing. Saddam will go on making his weap- 
ons, oppressing his people and support- 
ing terrorism, and many more will suffer 
and die needlessly under his regime. 
While the solution may not be ideal - no 
one likes going to war - I believe it is the 
only reasonable solution left to us. The 
only certain thing is that change must oc- 
cur for the Iraqi situation to improve, and 
the last thing Saddam Hussein wants is 
change. 



Crossfire: Should the US take military 

action against Iraq? 



Getting involved in the Middle East risky 
business; non-violence is the key 



By Gena Smith 

Staff Writer 

War. What does this 
word bring to mind? Fear, 
anxiety, death, anguish, 
power. A mixture of emo- 
tions and questions fills the 
atmosphere of our great na- 
tion. With Iraqi tensions on 
the rise and political lead- 
ers determined to show 
their power, is this war in- 
evitable? 

Differing opinions 
cloud both sides of the is- 
sue. The concern of na- 
tional security cannot be 
ignored. But is it just a way 
of disguising President 
Bush's need for public admiration? 

According to Maureen Dowd, a New 
York Times columnist, "The administra- 
tion isn't targeting Iraq because of 9/1 1 . 
It's exploiting 9/1 1 to target Iraq." 

Saddam Hussein is obviously a 
threat. Not only to us, but to his own 



cally attacked 24 Kurdistan villages, kill- 
ing more than 130 innocent people and 
wounding 500. According to journalist 
Gerald Butt, "The Iraqi 
people are forced to con- 
sume a daily diet of 
triumphalist slogans, fat- 
tened by fawning praise of 
the president. On the streets 
of Arab cities he is admired 
as a leader who has dared 
to defy and challenge Israel 
and the West. At the same 
time, Saddam is feared as 
a vicious dictator who 
threatens the security of the 
Gulf region as a whole." 

However, if we think 
a war is going to cure 
Middle-Eastern tensions, 
we are wrong. Even if Saddam loses his 
power, the Arabs are not suddenly going 
to accept the ways of the West and peace- 
fully transform into a democratic stale. 

Furthermore, who will take over the 
leadership of Iraq? Or is this merely a 
bridge we will cross when we get there? 
people. In April, 1487. Saddam chemi- Saddam has been in power since 1979, 




Iraqi 
Saddam 



dictator 
Hussein 



which should be a reminder of how much 
force he has. We are not prepared to battle 
the brilliance ol such a 
dangerous man. 

Besides being un- 
prepared, getting in- 
volved in Middle-East- 
ern affairs has never 
been a quick fix for a 
super-power. Dr. 
George L. Simpson, 
associate professor of 
history, stated, "The 
British under Prime 
Minister William 
Gladstone invaded 
Egypt in 1882 to sup- 
press an early nation- 
alist movement there. 
They hoped to stabilize 
the situation, but in- 
stead found themselves drawn deeper into 
Egyptian politics and even into the Sudan. 
They only quit Egypt altogether in 1956, 
following the Suez War. While they 
scored a military victory over Egypt in 
that year, they galvanized Egyptian ami 
Arab opinion against (hem and western 



"...the Arabs are 
not suddenly go- 
ing to accept the 
ways of the West 
and peacefully 
transform into a 
democractic 
state." 



imperialism." 

As long as there are tensions, war will 
always be an option. 
But with the wrong 
political motives, be- 
ing unprepared and 
the possibility of his- 
tory repealing itself, 
our nation does not 
need a war. 

"Nonviolence is 
the answer to the cru- 
cial political and 
moral questions of our 
time: the need for man 
to overcome oppres- 
sion and violence 
without resorting to 
oppression and vio- 
lence. Man must 
evolve for all human 
conflict a method which rejects revenge, 
aggression and retaliation. The foundation 
of such a method is love." It we go to war, 
our people who adored these words of 
Martin Luther King, Jr. only 40 years ago 
will be saying the post 9/11 world is a 
world without the foundation of love. 



A legacy of evil: why Saddam must be removed 




4 Campus Chronicle 



OPINION 



Friday, October 4, 2002 



Generation X losing work ethic? 



By Janet Francis 
Staff Writer 

Money isn't everything, but it does 
affect almost every aspect of our lives. 
Some may argue that money can buy a 
peaceful economic stale of mind as well 
as luxury items. Money enables us to en- 
joy our lives abundantly, and in turn, buys 
happiness. The means by which money 
is acquired often determine the extent of 
someone's appreciation tor it and how 
thankful we are lor its presence. 

I lard work earns good money, right? 
What about those ol us who gain it more 
easily, say, by means of parents and gen- 
erous relatives.' 

When a young adult grows to be 16, 
it is often customary nowadays to be pro- 
vided with a vehicle lor transportation. 
This is not a problem provided the family 
is well oil and has an extra car available 
II the young person is lucky, money may 
have been saved or a car may be financed 
and put in his or her name if they are re- 
sponsible enough to make the payments. 



What worries me is the growing 
number of parents who supply their new 
licensee with a brand-new $20, $30 or 
even $50,000 car. "Benevolent" is a word 
some may use to describe such parents I 
choose the word perilous. 

Mere decades ago. K was considered 
a great privilege for a teen to be allowed 
to borrow his father's car tor the evening. 
Times change, and most of us are grate- 
ful for (his; however, my observations 
have led me to believe that a new car is 
not always viewed as a privilege these 
days but a stipulation. I have also seen in 
my observation of today's young adults 
that material things have lost their value 
and become indispensable; at the same 
lime, their importance seems to have 
grown in a social context over the years. 

In an age of easy, fast-fix solutions, 
are wc losing touch with the principles of 
hard work.' When a mother in the wild 
wants to promote her offspring's personal 
growth, she leaves the young to fend for 
themselves. I'm not suggesting abandon- 
ment at the age of 16, but we may be able 



to learn something from nature in this 
sense. 

Not convinced.' How about the 
Internet .' Everything can be found on the 
Net nowadays from sit-at-home-and-earn- 
millions jobs to Cliff's notes to thesis 
outlines and term papers. Our generation 
has been bombarded with nothing but 
shortcuts to what used to be done the hard 
way. Traditionally, the hard way was in- 
deed harder, but in the end gained us more 
insight and wisdom into life. 

So where are we headed .' Large gifts 
and cash from our parents may be what 
some of us want (or wouldn't mind); and 
who am I to say it doesn't make some 
more appreciative of the finer things in 
life? I still beg to differ: There is a cer- 
tain understanding to be gained from earn- 
ing what we receive. 

Alter all, the shortcut is easier than 
ever, but is it causing us to lose our work 
ethic? Perhaps not, but perhaps in the end 
we are losing even more than that in the 
whirlwind of millennial luxury: our sense 
of who we are and what we truly want to 
be. 



Ladies, like to party? Watch 
out for distasteful pickup lines. 



By Erin Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

A girl cannot have a belter time than 
!oing to a college parly. No matter what 
lerson or fral is throwing the bash, there 
ire all different types of guys roaming 
round looking for what can only nicely 
ie termed as (heir "party girl." Obviously 
he chances of finding Prince Charming 
n (his situation are slim to none. But no 
ne goes to the circus lo only check out 
he trapeze act, right .'There are so many 
lilferent freak shows one visits before 
he main event, liven if you don't end 
ip with the guy you've been eyeing all 
light, you've had a blast pursuing your 
ibject of desire and even more fun be- 
ng pursued by objects of less desire. 

I cannot believe people still use 
lick-up lines. Did they ever work? If 
I), what kind of people did they work 
or? I would love to know, because all 1 
.an do is laugh when fed a much-tried 



and very tired line. One guy actually used 

the line. Did it hurt when you fell from 
Heaven?" Wow That line almost worked. 
If he would have given me the line. "Your 
pants are like a mirror...'' 1 would' ve 
asked him lo marry me right then and 
there. Seriously, I thought no one used 
these lines anymore. 

The guys that hit on you that are com- 
pletely not themselves are the most inter- 
esting. This one guy came up lo me with 
hall-shut, bloodshot eyes. As if I didn't 
know, I asked him what was wrong with 
him. He told me he was high on life. 
Really? I didn't know life came in a multi- 
colored lube, resembling the shape of a 
mushroom. You learn new things every 
day 1 guess 

Then there are those who just try to 
intoxicate you until you basically can't see 
them anymore. A guy who I would never 
even consider touching came up to me and 
handed me a lull cup. His exact words 
were, "Chug this. The more you drink, 



the better I look.'' Fantastic! fell me 
your plan helore I've even taken a sip. 
Thai really makes me swoon. Not only 
would he end up looking good, there- 
would be two, possibly three of him! It's 
OK. though. I'd probably just assume 
they were triplets by that time. 

I'm sure that guys aren't the only 
ones who utilize these oh-so-smooth tac- 
tics on the opposite sex. However, 1 have 
to say that girls are a lot smoother in their 
approach. Actually, it probably doesn't 
matter what a girl says. I think how 
small her shirt is and the tightness of her 
pants are probably much more effective 
than some lame come-on line. Don't 
worry, guys. It's not that obvious that 
this fact is true. Wail: Is that why when 
I say, "If this was an alphabet, I'd put 
'IT and T together," always seems to 
work? It's not really a line. I made it up 
myself. No lie. Maybe I should get a 
baggier pair of pants and then find out 
its true effectiveness. 



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Unity: 

key to 

survival 



By Kathleen McLean 
Staff Writer 

It's barely been a month, yet so 
much has already happened. We went 
through the first overwhelming days of 
classes. We went through papers, quiz- 
zes and tests We've also been through 
conflict-- homesickness, fighting 
friends and breakups. Now we've also 
had time to reflect upon the events that 
occurred on Sept. 1 1 , 2(K)I . 

That date will forever remain in in- 
famy. However, there are some reasons 
to be thankful on such a date of sorrow. 
We've made it through a month at High 
Point University. Although it has only 
been a short while, we are part of a 
group that can say that we've made it 
this far and have the motivation to get 
even farther. Maybe the first test didn't 
go as well as you planned, and maybe 
that paper wasn't as good as you 
thought, but there is lime to appreciate 
the fact that you have another chance. 
Another chance lo learn, to grow and 
lo change. 

The summer seemed to move very 
slowly bul came to an abrupt end .is we 
passed through the gates of the 
Panther's lair. And a lot has changed 
since the last school year, no matter if 
you are in your first year or fourth. 
Freshmen may be going through a little 

bit ol separa- 
tion anxiety 
because it's 
their first 
time away 
from home. 
Returning 
students 
come lo learn 
that their 
friends from 
last year have 
changed in 
more ways than one. Distance weak- 
ens friendships from back home, and 
new differences cause conflict in school 
friendships. There are also tensions in 
relationships and the unfortunate 
break-ups. Although no one wants to 
leave a friend, lose a lifetime compan- 
ion or break up with a boyfriend or girl- 
friend, it's part of life and must be ac- 
cepted. 

Another part of life is death. The 
events that occurred on Sept. 1 1 were 
tragic and affected everyone differently. 
Many people were enraged over the ac- 
tions of a handful. Some were sad be- 
cause of a personal loss or religious 
doubt. Many were confused and lost in 
shock about the almost "unreal" events 
that took place. Whatever the effect, 
there is one that we all share on this 
campus, love. Never before have I seen 
such unity or sense of belonging among 
such a diverse group of individuals. 
Everyone has smiled a little more, 
opened doors for others and even talked 
to those whom they would normally 
just pass by. 

We've all been through a lot in the 
past month, but if we join together as a 
group, a community, as a family, our 
hearts will unite into a force that can 
never be broken. 



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NEWS AND OPINION 



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Sellars: love for basketball inspires artwork 



By Angel Ashton 

Staff Writer 

In 207 North stands a private 
gallery of art: one painting presents an 
abstract of a hand with a ball ablaze 
with power. Another titled "Miscible," 
meaning it can be mixed in all propor- 
tions, is an intricate, mixed-media 
painting of dark pastels surrounding 
light colors creating a candle shape. 
Candyce Sellars creates artwork in- 
spired by basketball and plays basket- 
ball in hopes she can be an inspiration 
to others. 

Sellars, 18, who plans to ma- 
jor in criminal justice or art, is an ath- 
lete and artist from Burlington. She 
loves playing basketball and is trying 
to make the women's team here, but 



she also has played softball, volleyball 
and soccer, and she has run track. She 
found an interest in basketball when she 
was very young. 

"I told my uncle I wanted to play 
basketball, and he gave me the ball and 
taught me how to shoot," Sellars said. 
She started playing recreational basket- 
ball in the fourth grade and has received 
over 60 awards and trophies, many for 
playing on first and second place teams 
and some for being most valuable player. 
Her drawing talent came from 
her habit of tracing things. 

"When I was little, I used to trace 
objects, and people asked me if I drew 
them, and I told them, 'No, I traced 
them.' So I got tired of telling people I 
was tracing and just started drawing on 
my own," she said. She began drawing 



in seventh grade as a vehicle to express 
the way she feels about basketball. She 
uses all kinds of mediums and styles in 
her artwork. Many of the works cover- 
ing the walls of her room are abstract 
or mixed media. 

Candyce (whose real name is 
Candy) is the youngest of three chil- 
dren. She's not a stereotype freshman 
who gets wild and parties four out of 
seven days a week. She spends her 
weekends at home "spoiling" her 
younger cousins to whom she is very 
close. She is a comfortable person to 
be around who has a bright smile and 
wisdom in her eyes. In her spare lime, 
she likes to write and read poetry. On 
her door she records quotations to in- 
spire those who pass by. "If you want 
something so bad and if it is meant for 



you, just be patient and it will come 
to you," she cited as one of her own 
sayings that keeps her positive. 

"I'm trying to be an inspiration 
to others," Sellars explains about her 
art and performance on the court. She 
loves kids and believes being a role 
model is very important. She was 
helping her area elementary school 
with the D.A.R.E. program, when a 
group of kindergarten kids remem- 
bered her from videotapes of her high 
school basketball games and news- 
paper articles. "They said, 'Hey I saw 
you on TV' or "I saw you in the pa- 
per,' and then they asked for my au- 
tograph. You don't know how glad 
they made me. All I want to do is 
autograph and dunk," said Sellars. 



Volunteering Rogers gains experiences with horses 



By Cathy Roberts 

Staff' Writer 

As the Novocain look effect, the 
horse's head weighed heavily on Amy 
Rogers' shoulder. She had to support the 
head so the dentist could clean the 
animal's teeth, a dirty job, but at least she 
got school credit fordoing it. 

Internships are a popular way to gain 
experience over the summer lor most stu- 
dents because they get to work in an en- 
vironment conducive to their careers al- 
ter graduation. For Rogers, a senior, the 
internship involved working at the Horse 
Power Farm of Greensboro. 

The farm's volunteer coordinator, 
Amanda Clark, called the university's 
volunteer center and asked lor a student 
who was interested in physical therapy 
and interacting with people. As a human 
relations major, Rogers was enthusiastic 
about relating to people and horses. She 
approached Clark immediately aboul the 
opportunity. 

Horse Power Farm is a non-profit 
organization and a therapeutic learning 
center. "It uses recreational horseback 
riding to emotionally and physically chal- 



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corporate office." 

Clifl summarized America's di- 
lemma over Iraq by saying, "We have to 
look at how much we have to give up as 
a society to get Saddam. "- 



Homecoming, continued from 
front page 



game. For the first time ever, the Ford 
Motor Company has offered to rent con- 
vertibles to carry the homecoming court 
in the parade. 

"We will finally have matching cars," 
Roddy said. 

The dance begins at 9 p.m. and will 
last until I am. Transportation is provided 
and will be departing from Shine Center 
on a cycle of trips. 

"I am positive this year's event will 
be a success," Roddy says confidently. 



lenge people. It gives them self-confi- 
dence," Rogers said. "It gave me self- 
confidence in doing things that I wouldn't 
have done before." 

Physically, the advantage of riding 
the horses is to due to the unique way in 
which the animals move. The shifting of 
the horse's body causes a rider to have to 
shift weight to slay in the saddle. The 
person ends up stretching muscles that 
wouldn't ordinarily be used, and that is 
why horseback riding is so beneficial. 

Volunteers that want to help out in 
the classes have to be trained to deal with 
the horses. There are three basic posi- 
tions for non-patients in a therapy session. 
One requires dismount training so the 
volunteers can safely help riders get on 
and off the horses. 

Side-walkers are people that walk 
beside the horse while a person is riding 
to make sure that the rider doesn't fall off. 
This position is important when children 
are riding or adults that have disabilities. 

Leading a horse around the arena in 
class is the position that requires the most 
training because that person is responsihle 
for controlling the horse if it becomes 
frightened. The leader must be able to 
calm the animal down before it can throw 



its rider or crush one of the side- walkers. 

As for the volunteers, like Rogers, 
the benefits are endless. "My people 
skills have definitely improved because 
I had to talk to strangers. I often gave 
tours of the farm when people came out," 
Rogers said. 

Although not every moment at the 
farm was fun, such as holding a horse's 
head so the dentist could clean its teeth, 
Rogers ended the summer with great 
memories. After she went through the 
basic training of dealing with the horses, 
she was allowed to help with the therapy 
sessions. 

Her favorite therapy class had two 
little boys that were 4 and 5 years old. 

"They never talked because they 
were extremely shy, but one day they just 
started talking to me. It made me feel 
that they were getting so much out of 
riding the horses because they were talk- 
ing more. I couldn't help but think, 
'Wow, they're doing something they care 
enough about to ask questions. They're 
actually listening.'" 

The opportunities that horseback 
riding oilers patients can be very pro- 
found. It is not uncommon for the horses 
to carry people that are usually restricted 



to a wheelchair. "On the horse they're high 
up, and they get to see over the fence and 
over your head. When people have to look 
up at them to talk, it's a respect thing. 
When they're sitting in a wheelchair, 
people don't realize that they speak to 
them condescendingly," Rogers said. 

Horse Power Farm receives funding 
through grants and the community, but it 
has difficulty in getting enough volunteers 
to do the work that is necessary. "Dona- 
tions aren't the problem. It's easy to write 
to 1 5 places and ask for money and have 
the checks written. But it's harder to call 
1 5 people and get more than one or two of 
them to commit their time to help out. 
They need people to know about them," 
Rogers said. 

When the end of the summer came, it 
signaled the end o I Rogers' internship, but 
not the end of her volunteering at the farm. 
She still drives out several times a week 
to assist in classes. "Even though it started 
as a school assignment, it's been really 
rewarding. It's changed the way I look at 
things, and hopefully I've made a change 
in others' lives." 



Word Oil th6 StrCCt* As an incoming freshman, what do you think 

is your biggest fear about college life? 




Making sure that I 
understand the impor- 
tance of coming to col- 
lege, budgeting my time 
wisely and staying fo- 
cused on every part of 
my life as "starting a 
new life." 

Candyce Sellars 

Freshman 




Having loo much 
freedom. I hope I can 
continue to have my pri- 
orities straight, and my 
mind focused on the 
things that count the 
most. 

Jermain McCain 

Freshman 



Being able to feel comfortable 
around your professors, and having 
friends, because coming from an- 
other country, it seems hard to un- 
derstand the concept of life. 

Linda Mum ti 
Freshman 




Making sure I get 
my work done and that I 
can handle the course 
load. Also, I want to keep 
my priorities in order and 
be responsible lor my ac- 
tions. 

Justin Cooper 
Freshman 




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Friday, October 4, 2002 



Weeekend Excursion, local name, big sound 



By Harry Leach 
/■Alitor in chiej 

WEEKEND EXCURSION may be 
a familial name to anyone who Frequents 
live music events in western North Caro- 
lina. Consisting of lour guys who at- 
tended Appalachian State together, the 
hand has been touring tobacco country 
since the late '90s. 

There's no doubt (hat these musicians 
are ambitious. They managed to release 
three CD's while in college, established 
themselves as a corporation and even 
hired a manager and booking agent to take 
care of things lor (heir weekend tour 
shows. 

After school, none ot the band mem 
hers seriously considered looking lor a 
"real job," and instead lengthened their 



lour radius as far north as DC. and as far 
south as Florida. The group has even 
played with such artists 
as Melissa Etheridgc 
and Sister Hazel 

Still haven't heard 
of WEEKEND EX- 
CURSION? Neither 
had I until the people at 
the Redeye Label sent 
the paper a sample al- 
bum to review, along 
with various press 
items that help bring 
you the history and possible future of this 
talented group. 

The group's latest album, take me 
home, has a relaxed, semi-familiar feel to 
each song on (he I()-lrack CD. This is 
probably because you've heard a song by 




WEEKEND EXCURSION and didn't 
even realize it The band has had lour 
songs included in the K)" 1 
season of MTV's "Real 
World" and two songs on 
Warner Brothers' televi- 
sion show "Dawson's 
Creek." Combining this 
with the help of Best Buy- 
in distributing the group's 
compilations, and it's easy 
to see that this band is in 
position to explode. 

But how is the music? 
Of the 10 tracks, there are three that will 
stay in your head all day. I don't know 
about the rest ol (he buying public, but 
three such songs are a compelling reason 
to pick up a copy of a CD from any group. 
The play order on (he CD is a little awk- 



ward, changing from relatively fast songs 
to more mellow songs without a second 
thought, but that could also be due to my 
preference towards harder, faster beats. 

My one regret after listening to the 
CD repeatedly (I believe I listened from 
start to finish about 23 times before this 
writing) is that I haven't had the chance 
to see the group live. As good as the re- 
cordings are. and as'clear and convincing 
the emotions in the lyrics are, it just sounds 
like the group will never have justice done 
to its sound in a recorded formal. 

All in all, if you like relaxed, yet emo- 
tional guitar-rock music, then by all means 
beg, borrow, buy or steal a copy of the 
CD; otherwise, take any opportunity you 
can to see (hem live. I know I will. 

Spinal thanks to the Redeye lxdn-1 
for the press information and CI). 



Look for these new releases 



Music Releases 

Already Out 

VA -American Idol - American Idol's Greatest Moments 
Mark Knopf ler - Ragpicker 's Dream 

Rolling Stones - Forty Licks 

Good Charlotte - Young & Hopeless 

Diana Krall - Live In Paris 

Leann Rimes - Twisted Angel 



Movies 

Soon to come 

Terminator 3: Ride of the Machines 

The Matrix Reload 

Superman V 

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 

Spider-Man 2 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 

Star Wars: Episode III 

Red Dragon 



Inside Wants Out Jimmy Fallon, total laughs 

Mayer eXDreSSGS hiS inSide The Bathroom Wall makes for good listening 



By Andrea Griffith 
Staff Writer 

Now that Room for Squares has gone 
platinum largely due to the success of the 
hit "No Such Thing," what will John 
Mayer do next? Since his touring sched- 
ule has prevented him Iron) going back 
into the studio, Mayer recently re-released 
his previous album, Inside Wants Out, to 
appease his fans' craving for more. This 
album was recorded when Mayer was a 
virtual unknown back 
in 1999. 

lor those readers 
who only know 
Mayer as the guy that 
sings about running 
through the halls of 
his high school, there 
is much more to (his 
story. The 24-year- 
old Connecticut na- 
tive actually attended 
the prestigious 
Berklee School of 
Music in Boston be- 
fore dropping out to 
explore Atlanta. Not a bad resume for 
someone who didn't pick up a guitar un- 
til his high school years. Room for 
Squares was largely an electric, energetic 
album released on Columbia's Aware 
Records and mixed by John Alagia who 
has produced for Dave Matthews Band 
and Ben Folds, among others. Inside 
Wants Out only features four songs (hat 
are not found on Room for Squares, but 
those that are repeated are very different 
versions. Inside Wants Out features songs 



that are mostly solo acoustic versions. 
Here the true rawness of John Mayer is 
exposed. He sings of the trials and tribu- 
lations of the dating scene and getting over 
a breakup. The lyrics are nothing but bru- 
tally honest. A major album highlight is 
"Comfortable" where Mayer sings to a 
lost love: " I loved you/Grey sweatpants/ 
No makeup/So perfecl/Our love was com- 
fortable." Another new track "Love 
Soon" discusses the shame of a relation- 
ship kept secret: "Your mother complains 

that you need a 
m a n / Y o u 
haven't men- 
tioned me yet/ 
And all of your 
friends don't 
know who I am/ 
I am your best 
kept secret." 

Mayer 
once said, "I 
like making 
records where 
there's not a lot 
of pretense." 
This one pro- 
duced a classic result. It was obviously a 
low-budgeted, no-glam studio session, but 
any sensible listener wouldn't have it any 
other way. The album is passionate with- 
out all the high-tech effects. It is as though 
we have stepped inside a coffee shop 
where Mayer has stopped by for open-mic 
night to pour out a piece of his soul to the 
audience. Judging by the year he has had, 
he may never be featured in such a small 
venue again. Inside Wants Out serves as 
a close second. 



By Andrea Griffith 

Staff Writer 

Jimmy Fallon's new album, The 
Bathroom Wall, contains five songs and 
nine live tracks from his stand-up com- 
edy act. He makes no attempt to hide the 
fact that the college crowd is his target, 
as he makes references to fake ID's, 
troubles with roommates, tiny dorm re- 
frigerators, and 




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"the walk of 
shame." Fans of 
"Saturday Night 
Live" associate 
Fallon with 

Weekend Update 
and musical skits. 
In fact, it could be 
argued that Fallon 
replaced Adam 
Sandler, who is 
known for his Op- 
era Man character 
and "The 

Chanukah Song," 
as head musical comedian. 

While I doubt that we will see Fallon 
headlining a concert at Carnegie Hall any- 
time soon, the guy does have some musi- 
cal talent. He is credited as vocalist, gui- 
tarist and harmonica player on this album. 
The stand-up comedy tracks are high- 
lighted with musical parodies of every- 
one from Coldplay to Alanis Morrisette 
to U2. This reflects Fallon's recent host- 
ing duties on MTV's "Video Music- 
Awards." If you saw one of the numer- 
ous vicwings of this show, you will re- 



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call the opening when Fallon imperson- 
ated Fnrique Iglesias. Avril Lavigne and 
James Brown, among others. The Rath- 
room Wall makes it clear that imperson- 
ations are Fallon's forte, while his 
songwriling could improve significantly. 
This album must be put into perspec- 
tive, however. The jokes are-funny and 
the songs were not written to reflect 
Fallon's emotions expressed through mu- 
sic, but rather to mock himself and other 
musicians, at times. 
The newly released 
single "Idiot Boy- 
friend" is an excellent 
Prince parody: 

Fallon's falsetto vo- 
cals and brutally hon- 
est lyrics can easily 
evoke a laugh. His 
songs showcase di- 
versity. "Drinking in 
the Woods" is a coun- 
try-western tune, 
while "Basketball" is 
of (he rap genre. 
The question of 
whether or not this album is worth pur- 
chasing remains, however. All told, the 
listener is left with 38 minutes of music 
and comedy. Fallon's dcad-on impres- 
sions of John Travolta, Jerry Seinfeld. 
Chris Rock and Robin Williams leave the 
listener wishing he could sec the visual 
of this, as the live audience can be heard 
chuckling wholeheartedly. Diehard "Sat- 
urday Night Live" fans will be pleased, 
especially those that are college students 
To others, the joke will quickly become 
stale. 



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'Four Feathers' face off 



Four Feathers Fewer Stars 



By Drew Mclniyre 

Op/Ed Editor 

"The Four Feathers", based on the 
novel of the same name by A.E.W. Ma- 
son, is the latest in a slew of screen ad- 
aptations of this 19"' century epic set 
in colonial Sudan. Unfortunately, what 
was touted as the next great historical 
epic turned out to be a schizophrenic 
film whose entertainment value was 
mediocre at best. 

Set in the Sudan in the late I BOO's, 
"Feathers'" main star power comes 
from Australian actor Heath Ledger, 
best known for his previous roles in 
"The Patriot" and "A Knight's Tale", 
He plays Harry Faversham, a dashing 
young British officer in late 19"' cen- 
tury Britain who becomes engaged to 
a very fetching Fthne Burroughs (Kate- 
Hudson) shortly before finding out that 
he is to be sent on his first assignment. 
Faversham 's friends (all junior British 
officers as well), upon word of then 
impending service, go out lor a night 
of celebration before shipping off while 
poor Harry spends the night having 
second thoughts about going oil to fight 
for Queen and country. Much to (he 
chagrin of his lather (a well-respected 
General). Faversham resigns his com- 
mand the following morning, literally 
hours before his unit leaves for Africa. 
His friends, outraged that he would 
shame them in such a manner, decide 
to send him a message: they give him 
four white leathers, each a symbol of 
cowardice, and from which the movie 
takes its name. 

Leaving a crushed Faversham 
back in England, his "friends" go off 
to the Sudan to quell an uprising of 
forces loyal to the Mahdi, a sort of self- 
proclaimed Muslim savior. No sooner 
are they battling the Mahdist forces 
than Harry has a change of heart (it 
helps that his beloved Ethne rejected 
him upon news of his resignation) and 
decides to embark upon a quest to re- 
gain his lost honor. He hitches a ride 
to the Sudan and, despite meeting some 
unsavory characters along the way, 
eventually reaches the main British 
camp where his former unit is sta- 
tioned. Faversham, however, does not 
go begging to his old chums for for- 
giveness, but instead poses as an Arab 
and works as a laborer assisting the 
Royal Army. It is at this time that he 
befriends Abou Fatma, played by a very 
intimidating Djimon Hounsou (last 



seen in "Gladiator", and before that in 
"Amistad"), who protects Harry from 
some ill-intentioned Mahdists. So as not 
to give away the rest of the film, the re- 
maindei focuses on the undercover En- 
glishman seeking out his old friends (dis- 
persed when the campaign takes a turn 
for the worse) in an attempt to regain his 
honor and prove his bravery. 

Not a bad premise, you say'.' You're 
right; it sounds good on the surface, and 
will probably draw a decent crowd. The 
only problem is that 
this movie does not 
know what it is. A 
war movie? Well, 
there are numerous 
battle scenes, but it's 
hard to be moved by 
British forces fight- 
ing radical Muslims 
in an African desert 
over 100 years ago. 
A historical epic' 
History is wonder- 
ful, but serves as the 
setting and not the 
locus of this particu- 
lar movie. Amoving 
romance? There are 
romantic elements, 

but they revolve around a disturbing love 
triangle somewhat reminiscent of that 
sickening farce known as "Pearl Harbor": 
while Harry is passing himself off as an 
Arab in pursuit of his noble goal, one of 
his old chums returns to England and he- 
gins to court Ethne. There are positive 
elements, however. The scenery is breath- 
taking and director Shekhar Kapur (Eliza- 
beth) deserves praise for a beautifully 
filmed piece. All of the actors and ac- 
tresses do a fair job, though perhaps the 
one likable character and standout perfor- 
mance is that of Djimon Hounsou. Jon 
Stewart of "The Daily Show" said it best 
in an interview with Hounsou when he 
asked, "When are you going to play some- 
one from this century?" 

"The Four Feathers" would thus be a 
more enjoyable experience if it had a 
clearly defined genre and was easier for a 
21" century American audience to relate 
to. Possessing both positive and nega- 
tive elements, then, it is no surprise that 
it has met with mixed reviews that tend 
to lean more to the negative. "Feathers" 
was a relatively enjoyable film, but your 
money would be better spent renting a true 
adventure/epic/romantic movie like 
"Braveheart" or the aforementioned "Pa- 
triot" or "Gladiator". 



More than meets the eye 



By Patricia Mitchell 

Assistant Editor 

During the 19th century the great- 
est honor for a young man was to serve 
in the Queen's army and fight for her 
country. When a man showed cow- 
ardice, he received a white feather 
from a friend or family member, bring- 
ing shame to himself and family for 
generations to come. 

"Four Feathers" opens in En- 




gland during the 1 9th century to fol- 
low four friends' lives in the Sudan and 
how they react when faced with life's 
challenges. 

While Harry Faversham, played 
by Heath Ledger, is looking forward 
to his marriage with the beautiful 
Ethne Burroughs (Kate Hudson) and 
enjoying his role a leader in the Army, 
he is in- 
formed he 
will be 
sent on his 
first as- 
signment 
to Africa. 
Finally 
faced with 
t h e 
thought of 
war and 
originally 

having no desire to engage in combat. 
Faversham has to decide between his 
friends, father, a general in the army 
and society's expectations or his own 
moral beliefs and standards. Decid- 
ing it was impossible for him to travel 
to Sudan and engage in warfare, he 
leaves his company, and closest 




friends, just hours before they were 
to venture off to the great desert of 
Africa. 

As a result of his cowardly ac- 
tions, three of his four friends send 
him white feathers to inform him 
how they view his actions. 
Faversham receives these feathers 
when he is explaining to the love of 
his life why he has done the unthink- 
able, in all of England's eyes, and 
left the Queen's Army. After see- 
ing the feathers Faversham is 
given, she also submits her own 
and leaves him because of the 
shame he has brought to their 
lives. 

Distraught and questioning 

his whole life and identity, 

Faversham finally decides to 

venture off to Sudan and help his 

fellow men. Along the way his 

life is i'requently saved by Abou 

Fatma, played by Djimon 

Hounsou, an outcast of Sudan 

because of his slave background. 

Throughout the rest of the 

film, the challenges the other 

men are faced with are shown. 

Each of the original five friends 

is forced to decide how he will act 

in a single life-altering moment. 

Even though this movie does 
not detail the history of Sudan or 
give the watcher a background of the 
situation between England and this 
African country, this is not neces- 
sarily what the movie is about. 
What this movie has to offer is 
the portrayal of 
a man searching 
for the person 
inside of him 
and traveling all 
the way to 
Sudan by him- 
self in the 19th 
century to com- 
plete his mis- 
sion. Also, the 
director 
(Shekhar 
Kapur) has done an excellent job 
shooting the film. The scenes are re- 
alistic, leaving no work for the 
imagination. 

Just when you think the movie 
is over, there are more twists and 
turns for you to follow. This movie 
is a well-developed man versus man 
story line. 



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Friday, October 4, 2002 



Ozzy's Roads to success 



By Dennis Kern 

Stuff Writer 

Idiosyncratic. The American Heri- 
tage Dictionary defines it as "a structural 
or behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity." 
It's also how I've had my previous sto- 
ries described to me. Like General 
George S. Patton, I prefer to believe that 
if everybody is thinking alike, then no- 
body is truly thinking at all. Whatever 
the case may be, I'd like to take you back 
to the late 1970s. 

O/./.y Osbourne has been fired from 
Black Sabbath and is wallowing in a sea 
of drugs and alcohol. With the help of 
his future wife Sharon Arden, Ozzy dries 
out long enough to scour Los Angeles lor 
a hotshot gui- 
tar player. 
Sharon is 
savvy enough 
to realize that 
the plodding, 
distortion- 
heavy rifling 
that Sabbath is 
famous for is 
now hope- 
lessly out- 
dated. If O/./.y 
is going to 

make a comeback, his new band is going 
to have to be whiplash-fast with a razor- 
sharp edge. The only problem is every 
guitarist who conies to audition for the 
job brings along his stack of Marshall Am- 
plifiers and the same tired Sabbath sound. 
Just when O/./.y and Sharon begin to 
tear that there is no guitarist in Los An- 
geles capable of capturing THE right 
sound, in walks an unknown with noth- 
ing more than his guitar, a practice amp 
and a new attitude. Randy Rhoads is un- 
like anybody O/./.y has ever heard before, 
and the two immediately strike up a deep 
friendship. Before long, O/./.y has Rhoads 
over in a studio in England (with a ses- 
sion drummer and bassist) writing and 
recording his new style of guitar-heavy 
rock. 

Recording goes so well, in fact, that 
two albums worth of material are com- 
pleted before the first U.S. tour is set to 
begin. The first album Blizzard of Ozz is 
released to decent reviews and some ra- 
dio airplay, but it's on the road that things 
really begin to happen. There's a real 
word -ol-mouth buzz about Rhoads, and 
the comment most often heard is "even 
belter than Eddie Van Halen," which in 




the early 1980s is really saying something. 
With almost no break, a second al- 
bum. Diary of a Madman, is released. 
Where the first tour was a no-frills affair, 
Ozzy and Sharon are determined to turn 
the second tour into a spectacle. The stage- 
is set up to look like a medieval castle, 
and Ozzy often dons a costume of chain 
mail with a red leather codpiece. At each 
and every concert, a Quasimodo-like 
dwarf is hanged. Incredibly, at some 
shows, stage cannons are used to lire of- 
fal over the crowd. The most infamous 
moment of the tour comes when Ozzy 
mistakes a real bat that has been thrown 
onstage for a rubber one and bites oil the 
head. 

What's getting lost in all the SHOW 
is Rhoads' 
gmundhrcaking 
guitar work. 
He is marry- 
ing elements 
of classical 
guitar into 
his rock vo- 
cabulary and 
wants to cx- 
p e r i m e n t 
even further. 
Rhoads tells 
Ozzy that he 
will be leaving the band at the end of the 
tour so he can devote all of his time to 
studying classical guitar at UCLA. 
Osbourne appreciates the lact that Rhoads 
will honor his commitment to the tour, but 
encourages him to reconsider, because he 
believes there is no money to be made in 
classical guitar. 

Less than a month after Rhoads gives 
notice, the band is in Leesburg, Fla., pre- 
paring to support Foreigner (!) in concert 
at the Orange Bowl in Miami, when 
Rhoads and the band's hair stylist 
(Sharon's best friend) go for a ride in a 
small airplane. When the pilot attempts 
to buzz, the tour bus, it clips the bus in- 
stead and slams into a nearby house. All 
aboard the plane are killed instantly. 

The next time you're watching "The 
Osboumes," take a moment to remember 
Randy Rhoads, the guy who made it all 
possible. It was the music that Rhoads 
created and his guitar-playing that made 
those two albums the rock and roll clas- 
sics they are today. They are the founda- 
tion for everything else that Osbourne has 
done since, and without them, Ozzy 
would be just another "where are they 
now?" story. 



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"Sweet Home Alabama 

One sweet movie 



"You can take 
the girl out of 

the honky 
tonk but you 
can't take the 

honky tonk 
out of the girl" 



By Katie Estler 

A&E Editor 

If you are in the mood for a touch- 
ing, "true love will prevail" movie that 
gives you that warm, fu/zy feeling , 
"Sweet Home Alabama" is an excel- 
lent choice. 

Melanie Chadwick (Reese 
Witherspoon) lives the perfect life. She 
resides in New York City, where she is 
a fashion designer and her career is 
really taking off. Her boyfriend An- 
drew (Patrick Dempsey) is the man of 
every 
woman's 
dream: in- 
telligent, 
romantic, 
handsome 
and rich. 
He has just 
given her a 
story-book 
proposal. 
Everything 
in her life is 

in perfect order except for one small 
loose end: her estranged husband still 
hasn't signed the divorce 
papers from seven years 
ago. 

In order to get on 
with her new life, 
Melanie has to return to 
her past life in Pigeon 
Creek, Ala., a former life 
she has worked so hard to 
conceal. We learn she 
isn't quite the Southern 
debutante growing up in 
a gorgeous plantation 
home as she has led ev- 
eryone to believe. Jake 
(Josh Lucas), Melanie's 
husband, refuses to sign 
the papers, hoping the 
longer she is trapped in 
her home town she will remember the 
Melanie Smooler she left behind seven 
years ago. 

It occurs to her New York really 
is all she has ever wanted "but here fits 
too." While being home she realizes 



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some changes, but also how some- 
things, including herself, have stayed 
the same Afevs hours of playing pool 
with the old friends and several rounds 
of shots prove "you can take the girl 
out of the honky tonk, but you can't 
lake the honky tonk out of the girl." 

This movie is classified as a ro- 
mantic comedy, and there is plenty of 
humor woven into this love story. Es- 
pecially when her fiance, his mother 
(the mayor ol New York) and the rest 
of the high class New Yorkers drop 
into Deep Southern small town livin'. 
While the story line is fairly pre- 
dictable, it's still entertaining and 
sweet. There are very few surprises 
with this "Hue love conquers all" story 
complete with picture- perfect ending. 
If you go into the movie with a guess 
as to how it ends, you are probably 
right. 

The movie is filled with lots of 
good ol' Southern humor. But do not 
be mistaken - this is a chick Hick, no 
doubt about it. If a love story is what 
you are in the mood for, this is a won- 
derful choice, but if you are looking 
for something just for straight up 

laughs, I 
suggest 
you try 
s o m e - 
thing else. 
For the 
guys be- 
i n g 
dragged 
along, this 
movie is 
bearable 
and hope- 
fully en- 
joyable, 
but I 

w o u I'd 
call claim 
to the next 
movie selection. 

This isn't really a good first-date 
movie, but a good one to see on a girls' 
night out and for those couples who 
have been dating awhile. 




HPU Theatre Department 
Presents 

'Annie Get Your Gun' 

HPU Hay worth Fine Arts Center Theatre 



November 




Admission 


8th 


7:30 


Students S3 


9th 


7:30 


Senior/ Staff/ Faculty $7 


1 0th 


2:00 


General Admission $10 


I4th 


7:30 




I5th 


7:30 




I6th 


7:30 





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Friday, October 4, 2002 



Greek/Organizations 



Campus Chronicle 9 



Meet this year's Homecoming Court 



By Jocelyn Paza 

Greek Editor 



The ballots were completed, the 
votes were counted and the 2(X)2 Home- 
coming Court was announced. Represent- 
ing every corner on campus, the court is 
made up of Carolyn Hassett, Allison Au- 
gustine, Tiffany Cherry, Janiya Johnson, 
Ron Barrow, Pam Foxx, Matt Fry, Dan 
Gariepy, Greg Govoruhk and Tim 
Hubbard. Representing the campus com- 
munity at the Homecoming dance, each 
member portrays the ideal student image. 

Hassett is the president of Kappa 
Delta sorority and Legislative Vice Presi- 
dent. A senior from Annapolis, Maryland, 
Hassett is a member of Order of Omega, 
the Order of the Lighted Lamp, and the 
Home Furnishings Club. She was voted 
Female Freshman of the Year and cur- 
rently works for Century Furniture Indus- 
tries. 

Also president of her sorority, 
senior Alpha Gamma Delta Augustine is 
from Jonesville, North Carolina. Voted 
Junior of the Year, she serves as president 



of Alpha Chi and is the Senior Class Leg- 
islator of SGA. She is a Presidential 
Scholar, an Ambassador, and a member of 
Order of Omega and the Order of the 
Lighted Lamp. Augustine is currently 
employed as Jessica Mcllrath-Carter's stu- 
dent worker in Admissions and a book- 
keeper for Neurologist Carlo Yuson's of- 
fice. 

Cherry, a junior from Columbia. 
South Carolina, serves as the assistant sec- 
retary for Alpha Kappa Alpha and co-presi- 
dent of BCA She is also president of 
MPC, an RA, and the photographer for the 
Campus Chronicle. A member of the 
Track and Field team, Cherry is on the Stu- 
dent Athlete Advisory Committee and the 
promotions director for the Genesis Gos- 
pel Choir. Cherry is also involved as an 
SAB representative and on the Web De- 
sign Team at her church. 

Cherry's roommate, junior Janiya 
Johnson is from Brooklyn, New York. She 
is active in BCA and MPC. She is the 
praise dance coordinator for Genesis Gos- 
pel Choir and serves as the secretary and a 
DJ for the campus radio station, 90.3 The 
Point. 



Ron Barrow is a member of the 
men's basketball team. A junior from 
Sacremento, California, he is an active 
member in his church. 

Senior Pam Foxx is extremely 
active with MPC, Genesis Gospel Choir, 
Bible Study for Impact, American 
Humanics, SGA. and BCA. An 
Asheboro, North Carolina native, Foxx is 
an RA who participates in Big Brothers/ 
Big Sisters and public speaking about God 
on campus She regularly volunteers at 
local homeless shelters and fundraises for 
various needy organizations. Foxx re- 
cently started an outreach program in the 
community and is currently organizing a 
volunteer challenge with the school for 
the United Way. 

Fry, or "Fly" as most people call 
him, is a senior RA from Augusta, Geor- 
gia. He recently joined the men's soccer 
team and is enjoying his first season with 
them. Fry is the Pledge Educator for 
Theta Chi Fraternity and is on the IPC 
Judicial Board. During the summer. Fry 
lifeguards at local pools and is employed 
at (he campus print shop during the school 
vear. 



Senior Dan Gariepy is a fourth 
year member of the Cross Country and 
Track Team. He is also an Ambassador 
and an RA. Gariepy, originally from 
Charlottesville, Virginia, is an active 
member of the Student Athletic Advisory 
Committee and volunteers at local high 
school cross country meets. 

Serving as the president of Delta 
Sigma Phi Fraternity, Govoruhk is the 
head delegate for NCSL. Govoruhk is a 
Richmond, Virginia native and volunteers 
regularly in the community with his fra- 
ternity. Most recently he helped orga- 
nize the Crop Walk. 

Junior Tim Hubbard, best known 
for his giant straw hat, is from Lynchburg, 
Virgina. He is an active member of MPC, 
BCA, Genesis Gospel Choir, and the In- 
ternational Club. Hubbard has been a 
volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in the 
past. 

Although they are diverse, this 
year's Homecoming Court is an excellent 
representation of HPU's campus. The 
Homecoming Queen and Big Man on 
Campus will be announced at the Home- 
coming Dance. 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters would like to give a 
big thumbs up to (he Theta Chi's for 
this year's ( Ireek Week Holla at your 
Theta Chi's! 1 """ We arc dominatm' 1 
Congratulations to our I'res. Carolyn 
Hassett. She is representing the KDs on 
this year's Homecoming Court. You Go 
Girl! 

On a sadder note, the KDs did 
not win the intermural soccer 
championships this year due to lack of 
participation from the recovering ol our 
team mates from the night before. All 
five players that came out ran then 
booties off., way to go girls! 

Oh, and congrals to all of the 
other organizations for your new 
members. ...they will be an excellent 
addtion to our greek community! 

Holla at your KDs! 



College Republicans 

The College Republicans con- 
tinue to have an exciting year. On Sep- 
tember 23 and 24, we conducted a cam- 
pus-wide voter registration canvas, going 
door-to-door to give each student we 
spoke to the chance to register to vote and 
to request an absentee ballot. Thank you 
to all of the students who participated. 

We will be holding another can- 
didate forum on October 23; details will 
be forthcoming. We'd like to encourage 
the entire student body to come out and 
hear the candidates present their cases. If 
you are interested in joining the College 
Republicans or would like information on 
voter registration, please contact our ad- 
visor, Dr. Linda Petrou, or our Chairman, 
Jason Walters. 

Alpha Gamma Delta 
FH 



The sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta 
are having a great school year so far and 
hope the same for everyone. We would 
first like to congratulate our three 
new members Connie Gyftakis, Jenna 
Hill, and Julie Langevin. You will all 
make fantastic additions to Alpha Gamma 
Delta! 



We recently participated in a walk 
to cure Juvenile Diabetes, which was a 
success. Thank you to those who sup- 
ported the cause. 

We are excited to be taking part 
in Greek Week with our partners, the 
brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and 
wish all other fraternities and 
sororities good luck. Homecoming is ap- 
proaching and the sisters hope that 
everyone has a great time 1 We cannot wait 
in see the alum that are coming 
back lo High Point for this event. 
Everyone keep your spirits up. fall break 
is near! 



Alpha Phi Omega 

The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega 
would like to extend a warm welcome to 
our new pledges, who were inducted on 
Tuesday, September I 7th. They are: 
Krista Aglio, Colin Cowne, Bethany 
Dorsett, Glenn Fell, Adrienne Furio, 
Meghan Gleason, Daniel Holland, Katie 
Litwin, Heather Sneathen, and Will 
Tarrant. During our Rush Week, our 
pledges participated "Mocktails" in the 
Indigo Club, Movie Night in our lounge, 
and Cosmic Bowling. They also partici- 
pated in (wo service projects, one with 
Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Cen- 
ter, and one with Habitat for Humanity. 
We have many service projects 
planned for this semester, most of which 
are open to everyone for participation. If 
you would like more information, please 
call x4554 and leave a message. 

Phi Mu 

rz 

The sisters of Phi Mu are proud lo an- 
nounce our Carnation Sisters. They are 
Pam Grier and Jeanelle McKinney, Eliza- 
beth Jacy and Markiesha Edgerton, and 
Monica Mato and Anita Williams. Con- 
gratulations Ladies! We recently partici- 
pated in the Big Sweep. The Big Sweep 
is where people clear water ways of litter 
and other things. We also had our Dean 
For A Day raffle sale in the cafeteria 
Thank you to Dean Evans for his support 
and participation. We hope that everyone 
has a safe and fun fall break and good luck 
on any midterms you might have. 



Theta Chi 
EA 

The brothers of Theta Chi would 
first like to congratulate our newest 
pledge for lall 2002. Chris Cofllan, It is 
the belief of our fraternity that Chris will 
be "the man'' of his pledge class 

Despite the recent dethroning of 
our intramural soccer team as true cham- 
pions ol the league, soccer season was 
considered a success lor Theta Chi due 



to the outstanding play of (hose scoring 
machines on I Hate Soccer who broke 
what was estimated as a 3 year losing 
streak, Look oul next year. Frisbee is 
coming next. We plan on improving on 
our sub-par soccer showing. 

The brothers of Theta Chi have 
many things planned in the near future 
including a brothers' auction, parties here 
and there, and some other things that we 
are sure you will here about. 



Food drive needs support 



By Donna Venable 

Special to the Chronicle 

Inspired by local news reports of a 
severe canned food shortage at High 
Point's Salvation Army, the brothers of 
Alpha Phi Omega's Mu Xi chapter 
started Fall semester off by making a 
large donation of canned food. The do- 
nation was greatly appreciated, but the 
Salvation Army is still in need of food 
items, which is why the Alpha Phi 
Omega brothers have decided to spon- 
sor a canned food drive here at the uni- 
versity. 

Many of you may not be familiar 
with Alpha Phi Omega; it is a national 
co-ed service fraternity dedicated to up- 
holding the principles of leadership, 
friendship, and service. These are prin- 
ciples that many of you entering stu- 
dents may have heard mentioned dur- 
ing your Orientation Sessions as prin- 
ciples that High Point University 
strongly encourages its students to up- 
hold. And you did read the word in the 
first sentence of this article correctly: 
all members of Alpha Phi Omega, 
whether male or female, are "brothers." 
This label is historical in nature; while 
men and women are equally encouraged 
to pledge the fraternity nowadays, its 
founding members were all men. 

Over the past few semesters, High 
Point University's Mu Xi chapter of Al- 
pha Phi Omega has been dedicated to 
providing service to the campus and to 
the High Point Community. Among 
other projects, they have worked with 
the elderly at a local senior citizens' 



home, hosting Bingo and holding the 
highly anticipated annual Senior Prom. 
In the past, they have also worked with 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for 
Humanity, the High Point Jaycees, the 
YMCA of Greater High Point, and lo- 
cal elementary schools. In addition, the 
brothers of Mu Xi are some of the vol- 
unteers you see working the canteen at 
campus blood drives. 

While Alpha Phi Omega broth- 
ers and High Point University students 
in general have participated in plenty of 
service-oriented projects in the past, the 
brothers of Alpha Phi Omega will be 
striving to make "service" the buzzword 
on campus this year. You do not have to 
be a part of Alpha Phi Omega to be of 
service to High Point University and the 
surrounding community. Alpha Phi 
Omega encourages everyone who is able 
to dedicate a little bit of their time each 
semester to providing service to those 
around them. One can get started right 
away by donating canned goods to the 
local Salvation Army. There are collec- 
tion boxes set up inside the Student Life 
office and beside the Alpha Phi Omega 
lounge, which is located inside the cam- 
pus post office, but very few cans have 
been collected so far. This is why ev- 
eryone on campus is highly encouraged 
to make a donation. The boxes will be 
up until Tuesday, October 1 5. 

If you would like more information 
about the canned food drive, about ser- 
vice projects, or about Alpha Phi Omega, 
the brothers will be happy to provide it. 
Please call X4554 and leave a message. 



Meet this year's Homecoming Court 




10 Campus Chronicle 



Sports 



Friday, October 4, 2002 






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Three Former Bin South Flayers Allocated To 
NBDI. Teams 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Three former Big South 
men's basketball players have been allocated to 
three different teams in the NBDI. UNC 
Ashevillc graduate Josh Pittman was picked up 
by the Ashevillc Altitude, Radford center Ryan 
Charles was allocated to the Roanoke Dazzle and 
Winthrop standout (ireg Lewis joins the 
Greenville Groove 

Pittman, who played at UNC Ashevillc from 
l ( ) ( >4 to I99K. was a four-year letterwinncr for the 
Bulldogs The Winston-Salem, N.C native was 
the Big Sotilh Player of the Year for two 
consecutive years (1996-97 and 1997-98), and 
remains only the second player in Big South 
history to earn the Player of the Year award 
multiple times A versatile player who played 
both as a guard and forward for UNCA, Pittman 
was named First Team All-Conference twice and 
was All-Tournament once He was also named 
Bi>' South Player of the Week four times during 
his career 

( harles was a standout center for Radford from 
1996 to 2000 Hampered by injuries for much of 
his collegiate career, he garnered a Second Team 
All-Conference award in the l°9K-°9 season and 
was First Team All-Conference in 1999-2000. 
The Midlothian, Va native also was named to the 
All-Tournament Team in I99K for helping 
Radford to its first Big South title Charles was 
also named to the Big South All-Academic Team 
in 1999-00 

Lewis finished his career at Winthrop last season. 



helping the Eagles to their lourth straight Big 
South title A lorward from Akron, Ohio, Lewis 
played for Winthrop from 1999-2002 A transfer 
from Howard College, Lewis was the fifth player 
in Big South history to be named Big South 
Tournament MVP twice, claiming the award in 
2000 and 2002 He was last season's Big South 
Player of the Year, and was named First Team 
All-Conference twice (1999-00 and 2001 -02) 
Sidelined during the 2000-01 season due to 
injury, Lewis was named Big South Player of the 
Week three times during his career He will join 
former Radlord player and Big South Player of 
the Year Jason Williams on the (iroovc 

Coastal Men Ranked 23rd In The Nation By 
SoccerAmcrica.com; Sixth In Region By 

NSCAA 

CONWAY, SC— Coastal Carolina University 
men's soccer team, who holds a 7-0-1 mark so far 
on the season, is now currently 23rd in the nation 
by SoccerAmerica.com and sixth in the South 
Region by the NSCAA 

The Chants are coming off a thrilling, 2-1 
overtime win over then-23rd ranked Kentucky, 
and a 4-1 victory over Marshall at this past 
weekend's Kentucky Traditional Bank Invita- 
tional 

Gardner-Webb Takes Three Weekly Football 
Honors 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Ciardner- Webb churned 
three of the four weekly football awards the 
League announced on Sunday 



VACcj. 




Gardner- Webb Quarterback Jeremy Martin won 
the Offensive Player of the Week award for the 
second straight week F.lon linebacker Mike 
Warren earned Defensive Player of the Week 
Honors, while Gardner- Webb kicked Andrew 
Harmon was the Special Teams Player of the 
Week and GWU linebacker Keppy Baucom was 
named the Freshman of the Week. 

Martin completed 22-of-40 passes for a season- 
high 237 yards and a career-high three touch- 
downs in (he win over Chattanooga Martin also 
ran for 48 yards on the night, totaling 2X5 yards 
of total offense With time winding down in the 
game, Martin hit Dan Swart/ on a 4 1 -yard 
completion with 21 seconds left to set up Andrew 
Harmon's game-winning lie-Id goal. 

Warren's all-around defensive effort helped the 
Phoenix lo a 38-14 victory over Johnson C. 
Smith He collected seven tackles, four of which 
were solo shots Warren had three tackles for loss 
for a total of 24 yards He picked up a key sack 
against J.C Smith to knock the Golden Bulls 
back 17 yards Warren also scooped up two 
fumbles on Elon's behalf. 

Harmon connected on 2-of-3 field goals Saturday 
night, including the game winner of 27 yards 
with only six seconds left m the rain-soaked 
contest He hit a 32-yard field goal earlier in the 
second half and had his first attempt blocked after 
a bad snap Harmon had made four Held goals 
this year, all in the last two weeks For his career, 
he has made good on 27 field goal attempts. 

Baucom, playing in front of a hometown crowd, 
led (iardner- Webb's defense with a career-high 
nine tackles (five solo) and a 
tackle for loss. Baucom's effort 
in the middle helped Gardner- 
Webb limit UTC to minus-2 
yards rushing by the midway 
point of the third quarter and 
only 51 yards rushing for the 
game The rushing defense was 
Gardner-Webb's top effort ol 
the season 



PONTIAC-GMC/BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE 

3-on-3 Basketball Challenge 

Who/What: The second annual Pontiac-GMC 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge is scheduled 

for Saturday, October 19. Teams will compete in men and women's divisions at the local 
Pontiac-GMC dealer lots in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheboro, Eden, 
Kemersville, Lexington, Mount Airy and Reidsville. Winning teams will advance to the 
regional tournament held at a select YMCA, and regional winners will 
advance to the finals, which will be held in conjunction with the Big South Conference 
Basketball Championship. Men and women's teams, including students from Big South 
Conference schools, will play for a chance to win tickets to college basketball's national 
championship and round-trip airfare on US Airways. 

The fee is $40.00 per adult team and $25.00 per student team. Three to four members 
per team. The proceeds will benefit the local YMCA. 



When: 



Saturday, October 19 
9:00 a.m. - TBD 

Participating Pontiac-GMC dealers, YMCAs and Big South Conference 
schools, such as Elon University and High Point University, have registra- 
tion boxes on-site. Teams can also visit www.BigSouthSports.com or call 
704-341-7990 for more information. The deadline for entries is Monday, 
October 15. 



Where: 



At Pontiac-GMC dealerships throughout 

Bob Neill Pontiac-GMC 

Crown Pontiac-GMC 

Dan Thomas Pontiac 

Don Mays Pontiac-Buick-GMC 

Patterson Incorporated 

Ralph Barrow Automobiles 

Reidsville Pontiac-GMC 

Vestal Pontiac-Buick-GMC 

Vann York Pontiac-Buick-GMC 

Walker & Strider Buick-GMC-Subaru 



the Triad area: 
Winston-Salem 
Greensboro 
Asheboro 
Lexington 
Mount Airy 
Eden 

Reidsville 
Kemersville 
High Point 
Asheboro 



For more information or photos, please contact Ginny Moore at 404-257-3806. 



Bertwell Honored As Big 
South Women's Soccer Playei 
Of The Week 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- 
Radford's Kelly Bertwell was 
named Women's Soccei Playei 
ui the Week on Monday 

In RU's only game of the week, 
Bertwell scored the eventual 
game-winning goal on a 
penally kick in a 2-1 conference 
road win over Elon. She also 
assisted on the Highlanders first 
goal ol the day, helping 
Radford snap a three-match 
losing streak to the Phoenix. 

Each Monday during the 
season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly 
women's soccer report on 
www.bigsouthsports.com. The 
Wingate Inn Player of the 
Week. League notes, results and 
upcoming matches will all be 
featured in the report. 

Ngwenya Named Men's 
Soccer Player Of The Week 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Joseph 
Ngwenya was named Big South 
Men's Soccer Player of the 
Week for the second time this 
season. 

Ngwenya was named MVP of 
the Kentucky Traditional Bank 
Invitational on the strength of 
two goals and two assists in the 
4-1 win over Marshall He 
leads the team in scoring (23 
points) and is second in goals 
scored (8). Ngwenya is now 
tied for ninth all-time at Coastal 
in goals scored (26) and ninth 
in scoring (6K points) 

Each Monday during the 
season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly 



men's soccer report on www. bigsouthsports.com. 
The Wingate Inn Player of the Week, League 
notes, results and upcoming matches will all be 
featured in the report 

L'NCA's Sigurdardottir, Coastal's Hampton 
F:arn Weekly Volleyball Honors 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. League-leading UNC 
Asheville's Frida Sigurdardottir earned the 
volleyball Player of the Week this week, while 
Coastal Carolina's Jennifer Hampton was tabbed 
the Freshman of the Week 

Sigurdardottir enjoyed a great match against High 
Point Tuesday night to put lead the Bulldogs to 
their sixth straight victory. She pounded 22 kills 
and hit .500 for the match. She also added two 
service aces, three digs and two blocks to lead the 
Bulldogs to the victory Sigurdardottir leads 
UNCA in kills (3.38), aces (21 ) and is second in 
blocks (0.94). 

Hampton had an outstanding week for Coastal, as 
she posted two double-doubles (assisls-digs)and a 
triple-double (kills-assists-digs). Her triple- 
double came in a win over Virginia Tech at the 
Clemson Tournament. She also tied for a team 
high 7 service aces at the tournament, and had a 
team high 61 assists for all matches this season in 
the win over TCU. 

Each Monday during the season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly volleyball report 
at www.bigsouthsports.com The Wingate Inn 
Player of the Week, the Rookie of the Week, 
League notes, results and upcoming matches will 
all be featured in the report 

Winthrop Sweeps Golfer of the Week Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Winthrop's Luke Elfner 
and Elin Ciranslrand claimed the men's and 
women's Golf of the Week Awards from the Big 
South this week 

Elfner placed 1 5th overall and was the top 
finisher lor the Eagles in the MacDonald Cup He 
shol 73-73-77(223), 10 strokes behind the 

winner His I 5lh place finish helped the Eagles 
finish fourth as a team, one stroke ahe.nl of St 
Mar> S l< 'ahf I and two strokes ahead of St. 
John's. 

In hei first collegiate tournament, Granstrand 
ihot "d-72 (142) to win the overall by two 
strokes at the Lads Highlander Invitational She 

held a one shol lead alter day one alter firing a 
first round 70 and then shot even par on the final 
day and won by two strokes over three other 
golfers 

Each Friday during the season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly golf report The 
Wingate Inn Golfer of the Week, results and 
upcoming matches will all be featured in the 
report 

The Pontiac-GMC 3-ON-3 Basketball 
Challenge Returns 

The Second Annual Pontiac-GMC 3 on 3 
Basketball Challenge returns to the Carolinas this 
fall. This year's event promises to be bigger and 
better than ever before with fantastic prizes and 
strong competition. Once again there will be a 
men and women's division and all players at least 
18 years of age are encouraged to join in the fun. 
The cost is only $25 for student teams and $40 of 
all other teams. Winning teams from the opening 
rounds will advance to the Regionals held at 
select YMCAs and Regional winners will 
advance to the Finals This year's Finals will be 
held in conjunction with the Big South Confer- 
ence Championship in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

All participants will compete for the opportunity 
to win the grand prize of four (4) tickets to 
College Basketball's National Championship. 
Team champions will also receive four (4) round 
trip tickets on US Airways to anywhere in the 
United States Regional winners will win a 
fabulous Ciatorade prize package and all 
participants will receive a Pontiac-GMC 3 on 3 
Basketball Challenge t-shirts. 



For more information on this year's Pontiac- 
GMC 3-ON-3 Basketball Challenge, visit the Big 
South Conference website at 
w M m BigSwithSparts com or call 704-34 1-7990. 



www.BigSouthSports.com 

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Friday, October 4, 2002 



Sports 



Campus Chronicle 11 



Despite sleep deprivation, car trouble, fearless leader still has fun at race 



By Harry Leach 

Editor in thief 



On Sept. 7 and 8, I attended a 
National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 
High Performance Driver Experience 
(HPDE) event at Charlotte's Lowe's Mo- 
tor Speedway (LMS). The event was co- 
highlighted by the Hyper-Fest event that 
brought import owners from all over the 
East Coast to the speedway for a car show 
competition and various other mini- 
events, side-by-side with the perfor- 
mance-only group that was there for one 
purpose, to run cars around the track as 
fast as possible. 

Highlighting the latter group 
was the start-up series of the East Coast 
Honda Challenge (ECHC). The ECHC 
(website can be found at http:/7honda- 
challengc.com ) season is almost over, but 
in its inaugural year, the drivers have sur- 
prised and surpassed even the expecta- 
tions of the series' creators in terms of 
clean competition and privateer involve- 
ment. The principle of the series is to race 
in close-quarters with 100 percent street- 
legal vehicles that have been track pre- 
pared. With that premise, it's not surpris- 
ing that at least three participants had no 
tow vehicle or trailer; they drove their 
racecar to the track. 

My primary involvement was as 
a crew member for a guy that 1 have 
known through autocrossing in Virginia 
since before I started here at High Point 
University. Luckily, there was not a lot 
of work for me to do, so I really spent 



most of my time talking with other people 
I converse with on the Internet and snap- 
ping photos with my digital camera. 

Saturday was a long day that 
began when I arrived at the track in the 
back seat of another friend's car in the wee 
hours of the morning. I spent most of the 
morning doing final prep for the car and 
talking with the car owner about what the 
fastest line around the infield portion of 
the track's turns would be (the cars were 
run on an infield road course section be- 
fore entering the high banks of the 
NASCAR track in turn I until they went 
back to the infield on the front straight of 
the NASCAR track). Agreement wasn't 
too hard to come by since my friend races 
a 1985 Honda CRX very similar to the 
car that is my daily driver, and I have 1 1 
years of racing experience to his three 
months. 

When it came time for the race, 
we were plagued by a slight lack of 
horse power, and an uncomfortable driver 
going into NASCAR turn three at over 
IlOm.p.h.. Once the race was done, we 
packed up for the night, and I headed 
back to campus, able to find my bed by 3 
a.m. 

By 5:30 a.m. Sunday, 1 was 
headed back to LMS, this time in my own 
car since I had purchased some track time 
the day previous. 

My one-hour trek to LMS took 
two that morning due to some very frus- 
trating fuel delivery problems. My first 
guess was that I had a clogged fuel filter 
since I could accelerate up to highway 
speed, but once I was there I would lose 




all power as 
the float 
bowls on 
my carbure- 
tors were 
sucked dry. 
So there 1 
was, on the 
side of 1-85 
dismantling 
my car to 
clean out 
my fuel fil- 
ters so that 
I wouldn't 
lose power 
at a very 
bad time. 

After cleaning both fuel filters and get- 
ting back on the road, I made it maybe 
five minutes and had the same problem. 
For a guy that spends his summers as a 
car restoration mechanic, this was very 
frustrating. Nothing seemed amiss, and 
yet I had a fuel problem As the sun rose 
with me standing in front of the open hood 
on my car, my polished fuel pressure regu- 
lator glinted and I looked over to find that 
it had all but cut off my fuel supply, ac- 
cording to the graduated dial on its face. 
A quick turn and lock and my engine was 
again running strong and idling solid; suc- 
cess! 

Arriving at 7:30, 1 found that I'd 
missed out on almost two hours of sleep 
since NASA had to push back their origi- 
nal schedule almost two hours due to lo- 
cal noise codes. Oh, well, that just meant 
that I didn't have to rush to prepare my 



Men's soccer team sees daylight at end of dark tunnel 




By Brandon Miller 

Stujj Writer 

The men's soccer team im- 
proved from 0-3 to 2-4-1, winning two 
and drawing 
and losing 
one game 
apiece in 
their last 
four 
matches. 
The team 
entered con- 
ference play 
with a 0-3 
record and a 
vision to 
turn things 
around. Af- 
ter three 
conference 
games, the 
Panthers are 
1-1-1 and 

currently sit in second place. Of the be- 
ginning of the conference schedule, jun- 
ior striker Matt Wood said, "After the first 
few conference games, I feel we have a 
definite potential at doing some special. 
We just have to work together to win." 

Wednesday night continued the 
Panthers four-game road trip, as the team 
traveled to South Carolina, to play the 
Winthrop Eagles. After a mishap here and 
there, the team suffered their first confer- 
ence loss of the season, 7-0. The Eagles 
had a little luck and the Panthers couldn't 
seem to find the ingredients to stick with 
them. 

Saturday night's game with 
Davidson seemed like an eternity. After 
an hour delay because of technical diffi- 
culties with the lights and an overtime 
period, the squad walked away with one 
of the biggest wins in recent years. Cap- 
tain striker, Barry Mitchell picked up a 



loose ball that slipped through the 
Davidson goalie's hands and put it in the 
back of the net. The goal helped upend 
the Wildcats, 2- 1 . Davidson scored mid- 
way through the first half, but the Pan- 



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thers stuck around long enough so when 
time came, junior midfielder Kenzo 
Tochiki placed a penalty kick perfectly 
into the corner to tie the game with 25 
minutes remaining. Senior goalkeeper 
Eric Lona, remained sturdy in goal, stop- 
ping seven shots in just under 100 min- 
utes of play. Just weeks earlier Davidson 
topped UNC, ranked U2 in the country at 
the time. 

High Point's first two confer- 
ence games led to the Panthers first hat 
trick in their Division I existence and a 
win and also a tie. Mitchell netted three 
goals in the 3-0 victory over Charleston 
Southern and at Liberty, the Panthers fell 
behind early again, but freshman, Mark 
Gilbert came through big and scored his 
first collegiate goal to tie it up, resulting 
in a tie for High Point. 

After the first seven games, 
Mitchell leads the team in goals (4) and 
points (8), while Tochiki tallied three 
points and three others tallied two. Lona 

has one shut- 
out, with 43 
saves and 
just fewer 
than two 
goals al- 
lowed per 
game. 

The 
Panthers con- 
tinue their 
away games 
with matches 
against Mer- 
cer and East 
Carolina and 
then they re- 
turn home for 
homecoming 
to face 

Mount Olive 
College. 



car and get it safety inspected. Once my 
car was taken care of, I had nothing to do 
except tend to the racecar and wait for 
my session to take the track. Around 3 
p.m. they finally called my session, and I 
was able to wind my car up to over 1 00 
m.p.h. for 20 minutes and methodically 
find every shortcoming that might rear its 
ugly head. Luckily, I was able to keep 
everything on track and only had to deal 
with brake fade and an overheating oil 
condition. 

Only one incident marked the 
ECHC races, which is a zero-contact rac- 
ing series, but neither driver was injured; 
only marginal car damage and a lot of 
sheet-metal creases. 

Some people read books for 
their hobby, I deprive myself of large 
amounts of sleep in order to go fast and 
be around fast cars. 



Sports editor 

corrects cursed 

predictions 

By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

1 would like to make a few 
corrections regarding my last article 
previewing the NFL football season. 
By a few corrections, I mean disregard 
the entire thing. I thought I made the 
mistake of referring to the St. .Louis 
Rams as the "Cards." Little did 1 know 
that the Rams would be playing like 
the Arizona Cardinals. 

All of the other errors in the 
editorial I supposedly wrote regard the 
predictions made. For starters, my Su- 
per Bowl picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers 
and the Rams, have a combined record 
of one win and six losses. I do not 
know how to explain why this hap- 
pened, so I am not even going to try. 
My biggest mistake involves the 
Rodney Peete-led Carolina Panthers, 
who, at 3- 1 , have two more wins than 
I thought they would have all season. 

It was also reported to me that 
I wrote that the Washington Redskins 
defense would be the highlight of the 
team. The truth of the matter is the 
Redskins have no highlight to their 
team. 

The only respectable road I 
can take now would be to change all 
of my guesses for the season. Appar- 
ently the Panthers are better than the 
area peewee football teams and the St. 
Louis Rams. The Redskins have no 
chance of being remotely good until 
next year, and the San Diego "Super" 
Chargers are Super Bowl bound. How- 
ever, if I were you, 1 would bet against 
all of my predictions. 



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Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 



Women's soccer 
steadily 
striving 



By Lori Di-Salvo- Walsh 
Staff Writer 

The women's soccer team is off to a 
fast start, already halfway through their 
very challenging season. HPU right now 
is standing with a record of 2-5- 1 overall 
and a record of 1 — 1 — 1 in Big South Con- 
ference play. Last Saturday, Sept. 28, the 
Panthers traveled to Asheville where they 
experienced a tough 2-0 loss to the Bull- 
dogs. 

"We fought for 90 minutes, but the 
ball just didn't bounce our way," said 
Coach Tracie Foels, "I am proud of the 
effort our girls made and we are leaving 
with our heads held high." High Point 
battled and dominated the entire match, 
but came up short trying to put the ball in 
the back of the net. However, through 
questionable decisions made by the ref- 
eree, Asheville managed to come out on 
top. Earlier that week. High Point suf- 
fered a devastating loss to North Caro- 
lina State. The Panthers quickly fell be- 
hind to the Wolfpack, allowing four goals 
in the back of the net during the first half. 
Although the Lady Panthers' play signifi- 
cantly improved throughout the second 
half. HPU struggled yet again to score and 
keep N.C. State from a 5-0 shutout. 

Within just three days before suffer- 
ing the tough loss. High Point came out 
with a rewarding 2-0 victory over Bir- 
mingham Southern after a long road trip 
to Alabama. The Panthers managed to 
take the lead in the 34"' minute and held 
strong throughout the entire game before 
scoring the insurance goal in the 84 lh 
minute of play. Both goals, off of corner 
kicks from Kerry Muscolina, were scored 
out of the air by sophomore Lori DiSalvo- 
Walsh and freshman Jen Evans. 

On a rainy and cold Sunday after- 
noon, just three days before HPU's sec- 
ond victory, the Panthers faced an upset- 
ting 4-0 loss to UNC Wilmington. 

The Lady Panthers battled through 
periods of torrential downpour making it 
extremely difficult to get a good quality 
touch on the ball. 

Despite High Point's struggle to 
score at the beginning of the season, the 
women are still holding on strong to their 
goal of being the Big South champions. 
These losses won't set the Lady Panthers 
back one bit as they are in full force pre- 
paring for the second half of their season 
and the conference tournament. 



Athletes: time to stop the talking and start playing 



By Kenny Graff 
Sports Editor 

It is about time for today's profes- 
sional athletes to keep their mouths shut. 
For the past 10 years every player in 
every sport now thinks it is appropriate 
to say he is the best player on the field, 
despite the obvious harm it does most 
of their teammates. I am here to speak 
out against these loudmouths. 

The first example, and probably my 
favorite, involves the oft-trash-talking 
boxing world. Fernando Vargas, the 
former WBA 1 54 pound champion, un- 
leashed a barrage of taunts and belittling 
comments to his contender in a recent 
championship fight, Oscar De La Hoya. 
The fight was a battle that went back 
and forth for the first six rounds. Then 
something truly amazing happened; the 
older, quieter veteran began boxing bet- 
ter than Vargas. With steady left jabs to 
the face, De La Hoya managed to shut 
the kid up. Vargas got knocked out in 
the eleventh round, then left the ring 
without even saying a word to De La 



Hoya. It was fantastic. I loved every sec- 
ond of it. 

Trash-talking is not limited to box- 
ing, of course. Football has its fair share 
of players with mouths the size of Jenni- 
fer Lopez's posterior. I'm going to pick 
on Terrell Owens, who plays for my fa- 
vorite team, the 49ers. He was back to 
opening that troublemaker he calls a 
mouth this week. Owens is beginning to 
make it a weekly practice to criticize head 
coach Steve Mariucci's game plan. This 
is the epitome of opening your mouth for 
a personal reason instead of team moti- 
vation. This is the same man who man- 
aged to blow an entire game against the 
Chicago Bears because the chickened out 
on a ball across the middle of the field. 
Jerry Rice preceded Owens in San Fran- 
cisco and never needed to talk him- 
self up to feel any better about himself. 
That is the way football should be 
played. 

One more wide receiver should have 
his mouth sewed shut with barbed wire. 
Some of you have probably heard of the 
time Tampa Bay wideout Keyshawn 



Johnson exclaimed, "Just give me the 
damn ball!" After watching Mr. Johnson 
only catch one touchdown pass last 
year and do little this year except drop 
passes thrown his way, I have but one 
thing to say to him, "Catch the damn 
balls that hit your hands!" 

Baseball also opens the floodgates 
of taunts and self-glorification, or just 
idiocy. Texas Ranger reliever John 
Rocker typifies the latter of the three. 
Let's not forget the way one man bashed 
an entire city, a few races and a few team- 
mates. John Rocker is the worst of a bad 
breed. Yet all he has to do is go to an- 
other team and all is forgiven. 

There was a time when players kept 
their mouths shut and did their job. This 
was also a time before multimillion dol- 
lar free agents and fan alienation. I 
would have given anything to see sports 
when they were still a game, not a huge 
business. I guess I am going to have to 
deal with it, but I wish the "garbage-talk 
ers" would just keep their traps shut 
while I deal with it. 



Tripling win total from last season excites Carolina fans 



By Joel Stubblefield 

Staff Writer 

The coming of the NFL season 
didn't really strike a chord of excitement 
in my being. Most of my fellow North 
Carolinians felt a similar indifference. 
After all, my home team, the Carolina 
Panthers, had just completed the worst 
losing streak in NFL history (15 straight 
games) at the end of last season and was 
poised to lengthen their entry in the books. 
However, with a 3-1 start, the Panthers 
have shocked the NFL, their fans and even 
their coaches. One can only ask how long 
this fantasy world of success can continue. 
Yet, provided they stay healthy, this 
season could prove quite successful for 
the Carolina Panthers. 

Before looking ahead to the rest 
of the season, let's examine what is going 
right for the Panthers. First of all, the 
defense has been exceptional. According 
to statistics compiled after the Panthers' 
three opening wins, Carolina was the 
second ranked defense in the league, 
allowing fewer than 10 points per game 
and 225 yards in total offense. Achieving 
a plus-seven in the turnover ratio (thanks 
to a league leading seven interceptions) 
certainly didn't hurt anything, either. Top 
draft pick Julius Peppers is fitting in quite 
nicely as well, slotted at defensive end 
along with four-year veteran Michael 
Rucker. Between them, the two had 
combined for eight of the team's 1 3 sacks. 



good enough for third in the league. Dan 
Morgan, last year's top draft pick, is also 
growing quite accustomed to his new 
middle linebacker position and is often 
seen using his incredible speed to run 
down opposing players. 

While the defense has been 
stellar, the offense has been sufficient. 
Perhaps lacking in massive yards per 
game and high point totals, the Panthers 
are getting the job done, led by 1 1 year 
veteran Rodney Peete. Muhsin 
Muhammad is still the accomplished 
receiver he always has been and is 
complemented quite nicely by second 
year teammate Steve Smith. Smith, who 
made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season 
on special teams, gives the Panthers 
much-needed speed in the receiving 
corps, as well as "big play" potential. 
Another Smith, Lamar, is proving himself 
an asset at the running-back position with 
four touchdowns on the season and an 
average of four yards per carry. In 
addition, the Panthers aren't making many 
mistakes, committing only two turnovers 
in the first three games, although Peete 
fumbled twice in the red zone during 
Sunday's heartbreaking loss at Green Bay. 

As I mentioned before, if the 
Panthers can stay healthy, this could be a 
relatively successful season (although 
many would say three wins is already a 
successful season). However, already the 
injury bug is beginning to bite. 
Muhammad, the team's leading receiver, 



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missed the Packers game due to a 
hamstring injury. Another Panther fixture, 
middle linebacker Dan Morgan, has been 
troubled by a hyperextended knee. 
Meanwhile, backup running-back Nick 
Goings is out several weeks with cracked 
ribs, and corner-back Terry Fair will miss 
the rest of the campaign with a fractured 
ankle. The quick recoveries of 
Muhammad and Morgan are crucial to the 
future success of the Panthers. 

So what does the future hold? 
Well, I'm no Miss Cleo (and I don't 
believe in that psychic mumbo jumbo 
anyway), but I believe the Panthers can 
have a relatively successful season, 
probably finishing around the .500 mark. 
Benefiting from a weakened schedule 
due to last year's fiasco, the Panthers 
should be able to grasp four or five more 
wins and finish 7-9 or 8-8. To accomplish 
this, Carolina would need non-conference 
wins against Arizona and Cincinnati as 
well as splitting series with conference 
opponents Atlanta and New Orleans. 

Now don t expect me to predict 
a Super Bowl ring for the Panthers, at least 
not in 2002-03. However, start showing 
my home team a little respect, and look 
for the Panthers to steadily improve in the 
coming years. While they will revisit the 
draft lottery again next off-season, and 
have more issues to settle as well 
(especially as 74 year-old Rodney Peete 
looks toward retirement), eventually they 
should become contenders based on the 
young, talented 
defense alone. Of 
course, if Carolina 
goes winless for 
the rest of the 
season and 

finishes 3-13, 
please disregard all 
I have said. In such 
a disastrous case, 
take heart. 

Carolinians. 
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hockey season is 
just around the 
corner (and we all 
know how the 
Carolina 
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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 




Campus Chronicle 



FRIDAY, November 1, 2002 



HIGH POINT, N.C. 




SGA Traffic Court 

traffic Court for September and 
October will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 
5, from 4 p. in in 7 p.m. in the I 
Room. In order to have your case 

heard, please see Mis Bets) Oreull in 
the Student Life Office by noon on 
Monday, Nov. 4. and fill out the infor- 
mation sheet pro\ ided. You \\ ill be con- 
tacted to receive your specific hearing 
ither your e\ idence to present 
in coufl and bring anything you might 
■ II you have an) ques- 
tions, please call Dana Yal •■ Ju- 

I amilv Weekend 
Schedule 

.mid 

\U tmil) members from 

: ■: lunch, and $5.75 for dinn 
ie will be games in the Indigo 
( Inh Thursda) all da) starting at 1 1 

ad) 
Panthers will pla) Libert) I niversit) 
at 7 p.m. in the Millis Center. 

( )n Friday, JavaCit) will have spe- 
cial hours, opening at 7:30 a.m . and 
closing at I0:30p.m. Parent-, will also 
he allowed to attend classes with their 
children. The Indigo Club will again 
he open for games from 1 1 a.m. to 1 1:50 
P in. Dinner will be under candlelight, 
and The Towel Players will open 
"Annie Get Your Gun" in the new 
Hayworth Center, curtain at 7:30 p.m. 

President Jaeob C. Martinson will 
host the tree Saturday breakfast. The 
faculty and staff will be available for 
conversation during breakfast as well. 
At 9:30 a.m., there will be faculty con- 
ferences, the opening of Java City, lours 
of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, and 
Indigo Club will open for games. The 
Ring Ceremony will be from 10:30-1 1 
in the Hayworth Center Performance 
Hall, which will be followed by an op- 
portunity to sample International Foods 
on the Slane Center concourse until 
1 2:30. Tours of the Hayworth Fine Arts 
Center will continue from 1 1 am. to I 
p.m.. as well as a special brunch in the 
cafeteria during the same time for lunch 
price. The University Wind Ensemble 
will play on the Slane Center Con- 
course at noon, and the Golf Tourna- 
ment will start at Meadowlands also at 
noon. The men's basketball purple- 
white game will be from I p.m.- 2 p.m. 
in the Millis Center, dinner will again 
be under candlelight, and "Annie Get 
Your Gun" will be performed again at 
the Hayworth Center, curtain at 7:30. 

Sunday will have a 9:30 a.m. wor- 
ship service in the chapel, a lunch- 
priced Brunch from 10:30-1 and a the- 
atrical matinee at 2 p.m. 

•From Stuff reports- 



Homecoming full of smiles and fun 



B) JoceJyn Paza 

(Irak Editor 



Queen title." 

The honor o\' winning on Home- 
coming evening didn't come because ol 
"Famil) fust" That is the Hassetts' herfamil) tree. Carolyn's title was well 
favorite famil) value. So when senior deserved. Not only is she the president 
Carolyn Hassett was crowned HPU's of kappa Delta sororit) and the execu 
2(K)2 Homecoming Queen at the 
Oct. 5 event, her brother, Tim, 
stood out in the crowd of students 
and applauded his smiling sister. 
As he was honored with the first 
dance with Carolyn, flashbacks 
of two years ago entered the 
upperclassmen's minds. I im, a 
2000 graduate of HPU, is an ex- 
n dancing during the Home- 
coming Court's song. He was 
crowned Big Man on Campus in 
2000. 

Tim, w In* drove th 
hours from Greenvill his 

^sici crowned, said: "Even though I d salso 

not tell her often enough, I am proud of a membei of the < 

m\ sister, the things she's done at High Order o\ the Lighted Lamp, both honor 
Point and he; lie Homecomii tnizations. 

Deputy director speaks 
about future of the U.N. 




Homecoming Queen Cai 



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"Homecoming wasa wonderful ex 
perience overall, and being crowned was 
a real honor that I will never forget," 
Carolyn explained. "1 will be sad to leave 
this Ma) but have man) great memories 
of m\ time at High Point Universit) that 
w ill be vv ith me forever" 

The man ol the evening, senior 

I mi Hubbard, was crowned 2002's Big 

Man on Campus Always lull of smiles 

I) to hug anyone in his path. 

Hubbard was honored to dance with 

former Homecoming Queen 'kin 

Morehead. A membei ol BCA and the 

( 'hoii. Hubbard is not 

onl) known for his charm, but also for 

his fashion statements complete with 

nt straw hat. 

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B) Drew Mclntyre 
Opinion Editor 

The Iniled Nations is criticall) mi 
portanl during both peace and war. ac- 
cording to Ms. Dawn T. (alabia. deput) 
director of the U.N Information (enter, 
who spoke to a large crowd packing 
Hayworth Chapel on Oct. 24. The event 
was sponsored by the International Club, 
the Honors Club and the Model U.N. 

Calabia. who in 19% was cited by 
the White House for her work on behalf 
of human rights, provided a broad over- 
view of the creation of the United Nations. 
The organization was founded in the wake 
of the Second World War and the Holo- 
caust. It was the result of a dream of an 
organization that would "prevent war. 
bring countries together and talk about 
things," according to the speaker. Since 
"the day the world came together." vision- 
aries such as President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt. Ralph Bunche. the first Afri- 
can-American ambassador to the Middle 
East, and the elder President Cieorge Hush 
have led the U.N. toward its worldwide 
goals. "You have to be an optimist." 
Calabia said, to make diplomacy work. 

The deputy director also stressed the 
large and complex agenda the U.N. has 
on a year-to-year basis. She described the 
organization as "an exclusive club" that 



lias uuleal with issues as broad as health. 
ecurity, the environment and develop- 
ment More recent matters include the 
increasing role i^\ non-governmental or- 
ganizations, such as the Red Cross, in 
t N. affairs, as well as the role ol the 
media in U.N.( icncral Assembl) and Se- 
curity Council meetings. 

Calabia underscored the relevance of 
the I nited Nations in today's world. "We 
are onl) as strong and as good as our 
members want us to be." she said, add- 
ing. "We are not perfect." The speaker 
stressed unity as the key to avoiding hor- 
rors like the tribal slaughter that swept 
Rwanda, but added that the U.N. "should 
not always be the first response." Great 
successes such as electoral reform in de- 
veloping countries were cited as evidence 
of the U.N.'s effectiveness, while "the 
scourge of AIDS" in Africa and around 
the world was mentioned as a major prob- 
lem that would have to be addressed. 

The speaker turned to ways that the 
U.N. could become more effective. The 
major route to accomplish this, accord- 
ing to Calabia. is economic. The U.N. 
depends on dues from member nations. 
but lately larger countries have taken to 
withholding and postponing payments in 
protest of unpopular policies — a 

See UN Speaker, page 5 



Page 3 



In this issue: 



The Gender 

War: isn't it 

time for a 

truce? 



Page 4 



Sniper 

Terror 

Sound-offs 



Mural brightens 
The Point with 
campus scenes 

\l;ir\ Pocket! 
Staff Writer 

There's something new in the 
Point, and no. it doesn't actuall) have 
curl) I mcs available. 

V\ hat is new. though, is the mural 
adorning the wall as you walk in 
through the front door, courlesv of the 
art club and Students and faculty from 




the art department. 

The artists were inspired by a 
workshop with a well-known muralist 
Chip Holton from Lexington. He came 
here to give the students pointers on 
creating murals and to help them with 
their project in the Point. 

"What Chip did was take pictures 
around campus and combine them to 
be a grouping of places around cam- 
pus, not just one scene." junior Ashley 

See Mural, page 2 



Page 8 



A quick 

look at 

reality TV 



Page 12 



Soccer 
gears up 
for play- 
offs 



HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 



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EDITORIAL 



Editor's note: This was originally submitted as a letter to the editor; however, we are running it as a direct 

response to our own Erin Sullivan 's column that ran under the headline "Ladies, like to party? Watch out for 

distasteful pickup lines " on page 4 of our October 4 Issue. As always, the opinions expressed are solely 

those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the staff or associated faculty. 

More than weak lines needed to hold interest 



By Megan Powers 

Special to the Chronicle 

As I was skimming the last news- 
paper, I came across an article entitled, 
"Ladies, like to party? Watch out for dis- 
tasteful pickup lines". Hoping for an 
article actually criticizing these shallow 
attempts at seduction, I was sorely dis- 
appointed. While the opinion shared 
seemed to find typical lines to be some- 
what lacking in intelligence or original- 
ity, the absence of these qualities did not 
come across as being a problem. Ap- 
parently, this type of mindless banter is 
appealing in some way. 

It seems that I am missing the 
attraction in "being pursued by objects 
of less desire." Maybe I just do not 
know how to have a good time, but my 
idea of fun is not being fawned over 
by someone too drunk to remember 
their actions the next morning, or by 
someone who would behave the same 
way even in a sober state. Do not mis- 
take me, I have no problem with the 
partying scene, only confusion as to 
why so many girls want to be someone's 
"party girl." Has our desire really been 
reduced to a point where we think we 
can be satisfied by inebriated offers of 
supposed pleasure? One night is now 
enough for us? Frankly, that one night 
probably will not be anything spectacu- 
lar either. Your object of desire's 
evening activities have a way of mak- 
ing any plans he may have for you 
merely hollow offers, seeing as he has 
slim chance of actually being able to 



hold up his end of the deal. 

Regardless of the desirableness of 
the male in question, I do not under- 
stand what girl would be able to continu- 
ally offer herself up to the highest bidder 
and still have any self-respect at all. 
What does it say about you when you 
derive your self-worth from how many 
guys want to get with you at some 
party? Your self-worth should be based 
on qualities that are still going to exist 
when that cute behind starts to not look 
all that great in your light pants, and your 
flat stomach is not so flat anymore. And 
no, these are not the ramblings of a girl 
who is bitter because she does not pos- 
sess these qualities. I have my tight pants 
and my cute little shirts just like the ma- 
jority of girls on this campus, but I do not 
look to the mirror or a man for my self- 
worth. 

There is a lot more to life than 
drunken parties and meaningless physi- 
cal gratification. What value are these 
things going to hold a few years down the 
road? None. Your life is not going to be 
improved by filling it with parties and cute 
guys. It is just another evidence of the 
mentality that we should live for the mo- 
ment, and the moment only. Very rarely 
is any thought given to the ramifications 
of actions, or to the possibility that maybe 
there will be something better down the 
road if you can muster the patience nec- 
essary to wait. If you enter in the effects 
of alcohol, even less thought is given to 
these things. Unfortunately, our society 
as a whole supports this mentality, so it is 
very unlikely that anything will change 



anytime soon. Like a child faced with 
sitting in a room with a piece of candy 
that he can either partake in immediately 
or choose to wait patiently and receive 
more, we often settle for less now rather 
than more later. By doing this, we are 
cheating ourselves of what we could 
have and what we could be. 

Many people who give into the 
temptations of the moment are well 
aware of these facts, but honestly just 
do not particularly care. Rather than wait 
to find someone they would truly desire 
to have, they find satisfaction in the best 
option at the time. But truly, your ob- 
ject of desire for the evening most likely 
will look quite undesirable the next day 
and all you will be left with is another 
person to add to your list of conquests. 
When you finally get out of the college 
atmosphere and are searching for a job, 
spouse, or whatever it may be, the length 
of these lists and the number of wild sto- 
ries you have to tell is not going to get 
you very far. If you plan to stay here 
forever, in this community where those 
things may allow you to stand out 
above others at times, then go right 
ahead and add another name and another 
story. Most of us have to join the rest of 
the world at some point though, so I for 
one would like to have more to say about 
my college years. I will attend parties, 
date, and have a good time, but I will 
not define myself by these things. I will 
not find humor in some moron thinking 
he can get somewhere with me by throw- 
ing me a cheap line, nor will I reduce 
myself to being someone's party girl. 



Friday, November 1, 2002 

Workout 

facilities 

lacking 

By Tara Pettit 

Staff Writer 

Now that I've been on campus ap- 
proximately a month, I find myself very 
disappointed in the facilities this school 
has to offer, especially for the amount 
of money I'm paying to attend. My 
shock came in my second week of 
school as I entered our beautiful Millis 
Center to use the aerobic room that we're 
provided with free of charge. Had I 
known the condition of the room and the 
age of the equipment, I wouldn't have 
wasted my time. 

Packed into a room the size of most 
of the freshman dorms on campus were 
around 10 machines, most appeared to 
be older than I. Saving my judgments 
until I'd actually made use of the equip- 
ment. I climbed on board and began ped- 
dling away. It was then that I realized 
that not only were the machines out of 
date, half of them didn't even work; their 
on-board computers battered and bro- 
ken, the buttons unreadable. As I lost 
my patience with each machine in turn, 
I became disgusted and left the room 
after only a few minutes. 

It was then that I was greeted by 
the clean and new feeling of my sur- 
roundings in the Millis center, and then 
outside, the carefully manicured lawns 
boasting the money this university 
spends on appearances. True, I do love 
the trimmed lawns, the colorful flowers, 
and the sweet smell from the blooms on 

See Workout, page 6 



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Friendship requires honesty 



By Kathleen McLean 

Staff Writer 

Communication is the most impor- 
tant aspect of every relationship. It 
forms the foundation of trust between 
family members, friends, and signifi- 
cant others. It is the beginning, dura- 
tion and end of all close bonds. The 
only problem is how it is used, which is 
the determining factor of a successful 
relationship. 

You get to know a friend by first 
talking with them and deciding whether 
or not you would enjoy hanging out 
with them. You are strangers at first, but 
then you find common ground and en- 
joy talking about it and the result is a 
blossoming friendship. This friendship 
can sometimes lead to closer ties. Your 
new found friend can become like an 
older brother on campus, a role model 
lor you to live by, or a boyfriend with 
whom you are attracted to. 

At this point, communication had 
been the start of a wonderful friend- 
ship, but now it is the most crucial as- 
pect of maintaining that relationship. 
Communication builds up a certain 
amount of trust between two people, 
which is easily broken. The most ad- 
mirable quality is honesty, but many 
limes we wear masks to hide our true 
feelings and thoughts about our- 
selves, others and the world around us. 
Once these masks are discovered, the 
trust between two people can be lost be- 
cause lying is not a good aspect of 



friendship. 

Friends are sometimes able to see 
beyond the lies spoken because they 
may realize that they do a similar thing. 
Although friends are hurt because they 
were not told the truth, the bonds be- 
tween friends are more easily mended 
than others. Boyfriends and girlfriends 
on the other hand, take a more personal 
stance. Lying breaks the bond of trust 
and then it is very difficult to regain 
that trust. Someone you loved lied to 
you, and even t hough they admit their 
wrong-doing, it is hard to re-build a 
vase that was shattered. The only way 
to revive such a broken heart is through 
conversation so that nothing like this will 
ever happen again. 

As individuals we do not always 
want to place our problems on the shoul- 
ders of others, but that is what being in a 
relationship is all about. Family, friends 
and boy/girl friends are there for you 
because they love you and they want to 
be there for you. They are there to make 
the burden lighter and to help you 
through times of trouble. However, they 
can't help you if all you tell them are 
tales of deceit. There is a bond of trust 
and love within all relationships and they 
are created through communication and 
they are also laid upon the same foun- 
dation of their creator. 

There is only one way to be truly 
happy, and that is to be honest and speak 
your voice so that you don't crumble 
within the masks you have created for 
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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



McBride visits campus 



By Nickie Duyal 
Staff Writer 

James McBride, author of "The 
Color of Water" and accomplished musi- 
cian, spoke ahout patriotism and his stand 
against war with Iraq when he appeared 
with members of his band in the Hayworth 
Fine Arts Center Oct. 3. 

McBride's readings from his autobio- 
graphical book about being black and 
growing up with a white mother were in- 
tertwined with messages of reflection as 
if given from a pulpit. 

He said, "Instead of addressing the 
real problems here in America, it's easier 
to throw in issues of racism and religion 
to cover up the underlying problems. In 
America race and religion have become 
issues that are used to keep us divided." 
At one point, he stated, "We've created 
differences in people, and the people in 
power use that difference to separate us." 

McBride said, "I'm against war with 
Iraq, and even though I'm not for war 
doesn't mean I'm not patriotic. I love this 
country." He reflected that the country 
may be Hawed, but it is still a great coun- 
try to live in. One reason for not wanting 
war was the inevitable loss of life. "I've 
seen people die. I've been through the 
drug scene," he said. "I've seen people 
coughing and spitting up their own 
blood." 

His concern for young people sur- 
faced when he talked of how his own gen- 
eration had failed them. "My generation 
hasn't given you much to work with," 
McBride said. "We need you, particularly 
people from the South. We need you to 
be successful in the halls of Washington." 

He admires Southerners' ability to 
communicate and would like more of 
them in public office. "We need people 
who have been out here listening to the 
buffalo. We need people who listen and 
talk with one another," he maintained. 

McBride charged students with a re- 
sponsibility: "You're not just here to learn 
to be a doctor or a lawyer; you're here to 
learn how to think." He said, "This coun- 



try has enough Yuppies driving around in 
BMW's and CEO's who are taking mil- 
lions of dollars and marching away. He 
asked students to "pick up the Declara- 
tion of Independence and read what some 
left-wing radicals wrote. They were bril- 
liant. They gave us the blueprint for this 
great country." 

McBride said he wrote "The Color 
of Water" to describe his mother and her 
strength. He talked of how her deep be- 
lief in God and education influenced him. 
He also said, "Most of my young life, I 
came from a two-parent household. They 
were working people, good people." 

His mother is "82 years old and still 
kicking butt. She's a very weird person. 
But then look at us," he said. "She said 
she was black and we all bought it. It 
took years to discover how unique she 
was. I'm 45 years old and I still call her 
mommy. The psychosis continues." 

"The Color of Water" took 1 4 years 
to research and write. During this time a 
brother of McBride's, Hunter, gave 
McBride thousands of dollars so he could 
continue work on the book. McBride said 
also that Hunter has yet to read the book. 
"The Color of Water" was rejected 15 
times before a publisher bought it. 
McBride's second book, a novel about 
World War II, "Miracle at St. Anna's," has 
been published, and McBride is working 
on a third book. 

In between reading excerpts from his 
book and remarks on war, McBride and 
three members of his 12-member band 
performed songs from his new CD. The 
new Hayworth Fine Arts Center resonated 
with the mellow sounds of his saxophone, 
the piano, guitar and drums, and the band 
gave the audience a welcome premiere. 

Just before his final musical number, 
McBride said, "In closing, we say that we 
love this country. We need to think in 
terms of peace and pray for those involved 
in making decisions. I pray also that the 
men and women in Afghanistan come 
home not only whole in body but whole 
in mind. Keep God close, and you will 
have a good and fruitful life." 



Goodall OMNIMAX film 
fun, informative 



By Gena Smith 

Staff Writer 

Imagine your own paradise. Maybe 
it is having a big house on a big lot. 
Maybe it is a long walk on a beach with 
a loved one. Maybe it is graduating with 
all A's. We all have hopes and dreams 
that keep us alive. If those were taken 
away from us, how could we go on? The 
paradise of chimpanzees is being taken 
away by the very beings that are sup- 
posed to protect them. Though chimps 
may not literally have hopes, their envi- 
ronment is quickly being destroyed. 

I had heard of Jane 
Goodall, but I never 
knew exactly what she 
had done that was so 
great. Viewing the movie 
"Jane Goodall's Wild 
Chimpanzees," I learned 
about an amazing effort 
to save the environment 
of not only chimps, but 
also great apes, and species of flora and 
fauna in the forests of Africa. Discovery 
Place's OMNIMAX presented this 
movie, which I would recommend any- 
one to see, to a select group of press be- 
fore the public opening Oct. 4. 

But it was so much more than a 
movie. The viewer's environment trans- 
formed from theatre seals to a visual 
paradise of nature. Chimpanzees filled 
the screen jumping from one branch to 
another as they played tag with each 
other. This was a informative film, but I 
refuse to call a documentary. Those are 
the types of movies they play in history 
class that put to sleep at least 75 percent 
of the students within the first five min- 
utes. 

I had the privilege of bringing along 
my 12-year-old brother who is into 
PlayStation and Jimmy Eat World. He 
was quite excited to attend the movie 
with me, and afterwards claimed, "That 




Goodall with one of her 
mammalian friends 



was awesome." Never did I think these 
words would come out t>f his mouth. 

Goodall pointed out the danger of 
extinction for chimps. She has worked 
with the chimps in the Gombc Stream 
National Park in Africa since 1960, and 
has been an activist from then on. 
Goodall was the first to notice chimps 
crafting hunting tools out of sticks. Be- 
cause of this, she has challenged humans 
to reconsider their title as "toolmaker." 
With nearly 99 percent of the same DNA, 
chimps are the closest relative to hu- 
mans. 

The 68-year-old 
woman's passion is 
quite evident in the film, 
her many b(X)ks and pre- 
sentations about her 
work with the chimpan 
zees. She firmly be- 
lieves that each person 
can make a difference 
and that each is respon 
sible for doing so. In one book, she 
writes, "We must stop leaving the deci 
sions and the changes to the politicians 
and the scientists and the industrialist 
and realize that the change, the hope for 
the future, lies in our hands, in yours and 
mine." 

So what did I learn from this movie 
besides an awareness of the danger 
chimps are in? I learned (hat passion can 
change the world. I learned that humans 
have a responsibility to protect the many 
other living beings that share the world 
with us. I learned time is short and we 
must make every moment count. Other- 
wise, the earth may no longer be a place 
where vivacious characters roam, but 
rather where construction has bulldozed 
the once beautiful creation. 

If you would like to find out more 
information, check out 

www.janegoodall.org o r 
www.discoveryplace.org . 



Let's put an end to the gender debate 



By Janet Francis 

Staff Writer 

Let us compare apples and oranges. 
Some say it is impossible. Although 
they are both fruits, they come in differ- 
ent shapes and sizes and taste nothing 
alike. Our society has fallen into yet 
another one of its own cliches and is fail- 
ing miserably by comparing two of 
nature's most complementary creatures: 
men and women. 

Women have been recognized as in- 
ferior since the beginning of time. Their 
smaller body frames constitute less 
muscle mass and therefore less strength. 
Their lack of intellectual opportunities 
throughout time has left society with- 
out respect for their complex brains. 
Weak and stupid, that's what women are, 
right? 

Over the past few decades, women 
have spoken out and become brave 
enough to stand up to the men who made 
them inferior for so long. The problem 
is many women take it to die extreme 
that does no good for unity of the sexes. 
Many men, upon hearing the levm femi- 
nist, would rather run and hide or come 
armed with a bazooka than put them- 
selves up against the male-bashing they 
are becoming so familiar with these 



days. 

From a biblical perspective, God 
created man and woman to complement 
one another and, in essence, complete 
one another because no human is per- 
fect alone. Science has fairly recently 
shown us that men and women are in- 
deed different and for several good rea- 
sons. Men tend to have well-developed 
motor skills serving as 
useful instruments in 
math, driving and 
sports. Women have a 
more fully developed 
set of the five senses, 
tend to excel in commu- 
nication abilities and 
specialize in relation- 
ships. 

Why have the male 
characteristics been 
viewed as superior for 
so long? Think about 
it. Men are bigger and thus stronger so 
they want to be in charge and probably 
will be and will continue to praise those 
traits that resemble their own. If women 
were the physically dominant sex. I have 
a feeling this gender battle would be go- 
ing in the opposite direction. Primitive 
times call for primitive minds, but the 
times they are-a-changing, and most of 



"...God created 
man and woman to 
complement one 
another and, in 
essence, to com- 
plete one an- 
other..." 



us are a lot smarter these days. 

Is it even possible to end the war 
between the sexes or are we doomed to 
a world of dumb-blond jokes and male- 
bashing feminists? It could be that it's 
all a matter of respecting individuals for 
who they are and not whether or not the 
sperm that decided their gender was car- 
rying an X or Y chromosome. 

Stereotypes don't 
help much either. 
Women in the work- 
place, men in the 
kitchen, how bad 
could it really be? An 
interesting thing to 
ponder may be 
women and math- 
ematics, typically 
thought not to mesh 
well. My freshman 
year I received one 
A+ on my report card 
and that was in math, and I'm an En- 
glish major. Another example is the fe- 
male in my biology class who ended up 
with the highest lab grade of the semes- 
ter my sophomore year. Biology is typi- 
cally considered more math-centered 
than English-based so I find the fact in- 
teresting. 

So are my classmate and I just 



flukes or should I mention the few but 
talented young men in my English 
classes as I delve into my major? I also 
happen to know quite a few men who 
are very attentive nurturers and com- 
municators in their relationships, as 
well as being good at sports and driv- 
ing. I guess what I'm getting at is that 
there isn't anything wrong with recog- 
nizing and embracing our gender dif- 
ferences, but there is no use in using 
them against one another. Men and 
women both excel when working to- 
gether and where one is weak, the other 
is a wonderful complement. 

The only thing worse than a sexist 
man who thinks a woman ought to stay 
at home and bake cookies until her man 
gets home so she can give him a foot 
rub is the woman who thinks that abol- 
ishing all men from the face of the earth 
is the only way to eradicate sexism. 
Wake up call: Both men and women 
are sexist and each is only the more ig- 
norant for it. So, while it can be fun 
once in awhile to put down the oppo- 
site sex, there are so many more things 
to focus our ignorance on these days 
like lawsuits against McDonald's and 
Jerry Springer's latest cast. We might 
as well enjoy one another while we 
have die chance. 



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Mel i ride visits campus 



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fun, informative 



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OPINION 



Friday, November I, 2002 



How 

harmless 

is 'virtual' 

reality? 

By Justin Martin 

Staff Writer 



It you are a teenager in Maryland. 
the "(irand Theft Auto" video games 
may have lost their appeal. A virtual 
world where one ean kill innocent 
people with a sniper rifle is not so fun 
anymore. 

The objective in the bestselling 
"Grand Theft" games is to destroy as 
much property and human life as pos- 
sible without getting caught by police. 
To earn bonus points, the game's 
"hero" (an ex-con) steals cars, sleeps 
with prostitutes and shoots innocent 
civilians and police with various weap- 
ons, including a sniper rifle. 

The newest game in this grand 
family, "Vice City," was released Oct. 
22, the same morning a sniper bullet 
split the brain of a Maryland bus driver. 

The New York Times reports that 
it's quite easy in these games "to grab 
a rifle and shoot innocent pedestrians 
(blood spurts from their heads when 
they're hit), or to toss a grenade in a 
busy city intersection, or to simply 
whale passers-by with a baseball bat 
until they collapse in writhing heaps." 

Best Buy electronics store admits 
virtually the same thing, but as a means I 
of promotion. Advertising copy 
proudly acknowledges that the game's 
murderer can roam various cities "hi- 
jacking an assortment of vehicles and 
wreaking havoc on loot." The shock 
appeal of the game will possibly lead 
to another nationwide bestseller. 

Bravo. The clever salesmen at 
Rockstar (iames glorify random and 
gratuitous murder and earn millions. 

They should he proud of the D.C. 
killers: snipers after their own hearts. 

One of the detained suspects is 
teenager Lee Malvo. so Rockstar 
(iames should really be touched, since 
it's teenagers whom (hey target in their 
ads. 

I suppose defenders of games like 
Rockstar's would mimic the brilliance 
of the NRA and say that virtual-guns 
don't kill people; real guns kill people. 

I'm not arguing that video games 
breed murderers. (Although, murder- 
ers are usually poorly educated, and 
videogame and television use produces 

poorer students), 

I will venture, however, the com- 
mon argument that parents should not 
provide children with games that re- 
ward human slaughter with bonus 
points. 

These games, though, appeal to 
parents, who can summon a full-time 
babysitter for ,$60 . It's just too bad 
these parents don't conduct a back- 
ground check of their child's keeper. 

Such a search would yield the 
manufacturer's suggestion that users of 
"Vice City" be at least 17 years old 
(they aren't in favor of making that a 
law), but some parents are just loo busy 
to notice. 

Admittedly, many young adults 
play the games, too. i have college 

See Games, page 5 



Reaction to the D.C. sniper: 

Chronicle staff and writers 

sound off on weeks of terror 



Execute the guilty, but let guns be 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

The case of the murderer referred to 
as 'The Sniper" appears to be closed. As 
it stands now, a 4 1 -year-old Army veteran, 
John Allen Muhammad and a 1 7-year-old 
Jamaican, John Lee Malvo, are being held 
in connection with a threc-weck shoot- 
ing spree that has left 1 people dead and 
several others seriously wounded. The 
media, especially cable news, has had a 
field day with this; all manner of "experts" 
have been spouting theories since it was 
first discovered that these D.C. -area 
shootings were related. As much as I hate 
to contribute to the seemingly infinite 
commentary on this case, I feel there are 
some important issues that this case 
brings to light, whether or not 
Muhammad and Malvo are indeed the 
culprits. 

One of the issues I would like to 
address in relation to the case of these 
serial murderers is gun control. Cer- 
tain governmental elements, primarily 
left-wing, have sought to take advan- 
tage of the ensuing paranoia by push- 
ing legislation to make so-called "bal- 
listics fingerprinting" required of all 
gun manufacturers. Without getting 
too technical, this fingerprinting is 
based on the premise that every fire- 
arm leaves a unique pattern on spent 
rounds that can be used to trace am- 
munition to the gun that fired it. Proposed 
bills mandate that every rifle and band- 
gun, where is test-fired and the fingerprint 
recorded before it is sold, to be placed in 
a nationwide database that could poten- 
tially trace guns used in crimes back to 
their original owners. 

The major problems that have been 
used to counter this legislation include- 
high implementation costs, the fact that 



fingerprints can change over time or be 
altered relatively easily, and the millions 
of unregistered guns that are already ex- 
tant in the U.S.. Now I'm no Ted Nugent 
or Charlton Heston. but I do see many 
problems with gun control in general 
aimed at crime prevention. 

Call me cliche if you want, but people 
really are responsible for killing people, 
not the weapons that they carry. The 
country was gripped by fear for weeks be- 
cause a couple of guys with a gun went 
around shooting people. To my knowl- 
edge, at this point at least, the exact 
weapon used is unclear. What we do 
know is that the .223 rounds used in the 
shootings arc a common caliber and that 
each incident involved only one shot. 




Alleged snipers: John Lee Malvo, left, and 
John Allen Muhammad, right 



Ouite simply, anyone can do what 
these two men are accused of doing over 
the last few weeks with a basic hunting 
rifle that can be bought at a Wal-Mart or 
a pawn shop and as little as an hour of 
marksmanship training. What is hard to 
do, and what our military and law-en- 
forcement personnel spend millions to do, 
is to train people to kill other people. Let 
me reiterate that point: humans have a 



basic aversion to killing other humans. 
However, when a person is so depraved 
that he can kill innocent people repeat- 
edly and without remorse, there is no 
amount of legislation that can make him 
otherwise. 

As Israel has known for years and 
America has recently been awakened to, 
there is little that can be done when some- 
one has decided to take the lives of oth- 
ers. Stopping these kinds of heinous 
crimes then lies in getting to the root of 
the problem; that is the people themselves. 
I'm not a criminologist, sociologist, or 
psychologist, so I won't venture a guess 
at that. What I am convinced of is that 
unless we completely do away with the 
right to bear arms, guaranteed by the Sec- 
ond Amendment, it is impossible to 
stop these kinds of malicious attacks 
that make involve the use of firearms. 
The other issue I want to address 
in relation to these serial killers is the 
death penalty. We seem to be one of 
an increasingly few countries in the 
world that still practices capital pun- 
ishment. It has been around since ba- 
sically the beginning of time, but for 
whatever reasons it is now becoming 
internationally unpopular. In the 
United States, it is usually reserved 
only for first-degree murder cases. 
There are some advocates that say it 
should be applied to all murders, but 
I'm apt to think it's only appropriate 
for planned, intentional murders rather 
than actions taken "in the heat of the mo- 
ment." That argument aside, I will say 
that I feel those who repeatedly engage- 
in traumatic violence against others, i.e. 
rapists and child molesters, are every bit 
the candidate for execution that a mur- 
derer is. 

See Sniper, page 5 



Death: what, if any, is the next step? 



By Bill Piser 

Staff Writer 

These recent sniper shootings have 
got me thinking about death. It's a 
grim topic for sure, but as college stu- 
dents planning for the rest of our lives, 
death is certainly in each of our fu- 
tures. So why not think about it? Some- 
times it takes terrorist events like ran- 
dom shootings and bombings to help us 
see just how fragile life really is. 

And, to be certain, life is fragile. 
We now realize that at any time some 
person or force can take our lives in an 
instant. I'm sure the victims of the Wash- 
ington sniper didn't think their lives 
would be cut short like this. Unfortu- 
nately, no one is immune to the effects 
of drunk driving or of various diseases 
or the horrific actions of sick minds. 
This is the reality we live in. 

Now, for many people the uncer- 
tainty of life has become quite scary. 



This was evident as pictures emerged 
of people ducking as they pumped gas 
and the refusal of many to sit at window 
seats in D.C. -area restaurants. I can't 
blame those who were paranoid that 
they might have become the next 
random target. 

Is death all that we have to look for- 
ward to? Many believe it is. They be- 
lieve that life is a random occurrence, 
dictated by the principles of science. 
Even many who claim to be religious 
seemingly reflect such a belief. By this, 
I mean that too many of us simply live 
for the moment and do whatever feels 
good, paying little attention to what re- 
ally matters in life. One day when we 
die, all that we have acquired ~ money, 
knowledge and relationships -- will be 
worthless. If nothing lies beyond death, 
then eat, drink and be merry; try to make 
the most of a painful and cruel existence. 
If this world, this grand mistake is all that 
there is, then I really can't blame this in- 



famous sniper for his actions either. I 
hope that you desire something more 
than what tin's temporary world has of- 
fered you. 

Thankfully, there is an alternative 
in which we can place our hope. What 
if there is life after death? Though many 
believe in some sort of heaven, few care 
enough to actually pursue the truth be- 
hind such a thought. Many on our cam- 
pus want to push back a spiritual life until 
they are older; they want to have as much 
fun as they can while they are young. 
But remember that we live in a world 
today where tomorrow is no guarantee. 
Start searching now, before it is too late. 

As our college lives continue and 
we plan for the future, please take these 
years to really ponder what you are here 
for. Life, though at times joyous and 
marvelous, is fleeting. Find out who you 
are and where you are going. Who 
knows? The answers you seek could be 
ones that death simply cannot overcome. 



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NEWS AND OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Lesson learned: illegal 
parker towed 



B) Quinton Lawrence 

Staff Writer 

It can be said thai my streak is over. 
For three consecutive semesters without 
a parking pass. I navigated campus with- 
out fear of being charged with the count- 
less number of tickets that I have received 
in almost two years. In the past, it has 
been the policy of the university to issue 
three parking tickets as a warning with a 
fine of $10. On the fourth parking of- 
fense, the "violator" would be towed to 
the area behind the Smith Library with a 
lee of $25 to reclaim your vehicle. The 
fifth offense would then result in towing 
to a lot in which a lee would be charged 
at the rate of $75 plus an additional $15 
a day. 

Before this year I was able to avoid 
lowing and all additional parking tick- 
ets, because my vehicle was not regis- 
tered. I was able to park anywhere on 
campus, including visitor spots on days 
when there was not even parking in the 
freshman lot. The security detail issued 
me plenty of tickets that served as sou- 
venirs. I would simply lake the tickets 
and put them in my glove box to see how 
many I could collect in a week. On a good 
week I could accumulate over 10 tick- 
ets. 

The days that I didn't want to be 
hassled I would place an old ticket be- 
hind my windshield to divert the parking 
patrol that always seemed to be a step 
behind. I was even able to avoid confron- 
tation until one rainy day when I was 
parked in a visitor spot in front of the 
business office. I returned to my vehicle 
to see a white Pontiac idling behind my 
bumper, making it impossible for me to 
back out. Despite this minor obstacle I 
entered my vehicle. No sooner than I 
turned the ignition did a security officer 
step out. He walked to my door and sig- 
naled for me to roll down my window. I 
cracked it just enough to hear what he 
had to say. 'Can I see your license please, 
sir'' he asked. "No." I replied, trying to 
avoid laughing in his presence. "How 
about your student ID'", he asked, try- 
ing to save some lace. "Unim. sou can't 



Sniper, continued from 
page four ^^ 



The question I pose to the read- 
ers is whether they can honestly say 
they do not think that those respon- 
sible for these 14 shootings deserve 
to continue wasting our oxygen'' Let's 
tr\ lo cut through the mire of roman- 
tic musings about the sanctity of all 
hie and cruel and unusual punishment; 
these people gunned down men, 
women and children indiscriminately. 
Wives were shot down beside their 
husbands, and children were shot on 
the playground at school. I am not 
allowed to write what I think should 
be done to the culprits; I will defer lo 
Ving Rhames in 'Pulp Fiction" when 
he warns someone that he's going to 
get "medieval." 

Death really is too good for these 
animals I hope and pray that they 
aren't found insane and sentenced lo 
life in padded cells; they deserve at 
least the ultimate punishment for com- 
mitting the ultimate crime 10 times 
over. 



see that either. Actually I'm in i hurry so 

can you give me a little room to bat k 
out." I responded as 1 swiftly rolled up 
my window Fuller surprised it im i 
spouse oi overwhelmed by the run. he 
walked back to his ear dejected. 

Needless to sa) those were the glory 
days Thai period came loan inruiv end 
a couple weeks ago when I left mj 2:30 
to grab some Taco Hell I walked o the 
parking spoi thai my car had previously 
occupied ai Cooke Hall to find an empty 
space. I immediately though thai here 
might be a possibility that I had parked 
somewhere else that day. I roamed across 
campus for the next 20 minute-., exam- 
ining any possible place I ma\ have 
parked, eventual!) accepting the obvious: 
those rats towed my car The day had fi- 
nally come ReluctanlK (rodding to the 
security oft ice, I tried lo tigure OUt how I 
would get to the low company Reach- 
ing the mam desk in the security office I 
said "I believe my car has been towed " 
In a monotone, the security officei re- 
sponded. "Was it a dark " "Yeah that's 
it. Where's the tow company ' I asked 
"License number James Victor..." the 
voice continued as if I hadn t even asked 
the question "Yes that's it. Do you have 
the address to the tow location?. I asked, 
determined lo get a direct response. 
"Here's the map," the officer stated, 
handing me a small piece of paper with a 
section of High Point drawn on it, with 
Jerry Lee's Towing in the center, from a 
large stack of identical maps in front of a 
computer. "Do you know how much'.'," I 
asked. "They'll tell you at the low office." 
'Gee thanks', I thought, heading to the 
computer lab for simpler directions 

Alter getting directions and paying 
my line at Jerry Lee's. I began to drive 
off An older gentleman stepping out of 
a low truck reminded me. "Be careful 
where sou park thai thang next time." As 
I continued driving I thought "al least 
someone got a laugh out ol this ordeal " 



UN Speaker, continued 
from front page ■ 



practice that the United States is espe- 
cially guilty of. Furthermore, the U.N. 
budget is less than $10 billion, a sum 
that is minuscule in comparison to the 
combined economies of the member 
nations. 

Calabia concluded her speech by 
mentioning U.N. success in bringing 
diplomatic ends to disputes in Ethiopia 
and Cameroon, saying the peace pro- 
cess "takes very hard work." She ex- 
pressed her pleasure in the active In- 
ternational Club and Model U.N. here 
and said that she hoped students would 
take advantage of the "wonderful op- 
portunities" for work with the U.N. 
Such experience would lead to an un- 
derstanding of the value of "horse-trad- 
ing" — mediating problems through 
civil negotiation. 

Calabia has had more Uian 20 years 
of foreign policy experience. Her du- 
ties include voicing U.S. worries to the 
U.N. and encouraging American sup- 
port of the international organization. 
She has also served as a senior officer 
for the U.N. High Commissioner for 
Refugees, and she was a founding 
member of the Women's Commission 
for Refugee Women and Children. 



Love: uncontrollable force 



By Joseph Fritz 

Staff Writer 

One morning as I was walking back 
from a friend's apartment to my bed, I 
began to think. The night had been wild 
and yet uneventful, and it was now six 
in the morning and I was all alone on 
my campus -just walking through the 
North Carolina fog that hazed the air 
just enough to make me forget that I was 
intoxicated. At the time I was thinking 
about a girl, as is often the case in my 
life, and emotional attachment. I never 
expected my introspection to yield the 
results it did. 

After being awake for nearly 24 
hours and being intoxicated for over 
half of them, my mind was not in a very 
good place. I began to think of a girl 
that I had a serious liking to, but was 
unsure of my feelings as well as how to 
express them. My entire life, 1 have 
been able to communicate well with the 
outside world. I write, I talk, I even like 
to think I can have a presence in a room. 
Most people would not put "Joseph 
Fritz" and "non- vocal" in the same sen- 
tence. But, as I walked though the haze 
of my dirty ghetto, I began to wonder 
more about what my brain thought than 
what my mouth spoke. 

Rarely do people say how they feel. 
And if they do, it's almost always an 
exaggeration or a simplification of what 
is real. I try to speak my mind, and I 
like to think I'm successful at it, but this 
quiet morning made me think other- 
wise. Dangerously, I began to tread into 
my psyche to find some meaning to the 
words I had once spoken. The most 
prominent was the word "love." 

If I could find a four-letter word 
that I despise, that word would be 
"love." Inherently, love is like any other 
emotion - it always hurts, never helps. 
Unfortunately, love has an advantage 
over all emotions except one, which I 
will delve into later. Love is uncontrol- 
lable. There's a reason people call it 
"falling in and out of love," for it truly 
is accidental and usually results in vari- 



ous injuries. 

I have loved many people and many 
things in my life. With pride and angst. 
I admit that I have been in love a few 
times, each resulting in serious emo- 
tional pain and scarring. People say that 
time heals these wounds, but that is only 
because those people have no other ex- 
planation for what love is and are forced 
to chronologically organize it. So I heal 
myself. Lots of thinking is the real key 
factor, the goal being to find out why one 
is what one is. Few ever really do know 
themselves, especially when in college. 
Sex gets confused with love, and love 
gets confused with friendship. In the 
end, there is no elucidation for how to 
heal or how to love - one just does it. 

Only one other emotion is this way, 
and that emotion is hate. The reason for 
this is that love and hate are essentially 
the same emotion. There's a reason that 
after a break-up the most commonly 
heard words are "I hate," when often 
words and feelings of love flowed freely 
moments before. Both love and hate are 
(usually) irrational, uncontrollable, in- 
tense and draining passions. They're 
also two emotions that one can live on. 
When a person is in love, that person 
needs nothing except that love. I know 
this because I have been in love, been 
close to starving, been going into drug 
relapse and still all I wanted was to be 
with the woman I love. People live on 
hate as well, just for vengeance or odium 
for the world. 

The real question is, what does it all 
mean? It means this: You can control 
your mind, you can control your physi- 
cal being, but you can't control your feel- 
ings. Especially love and hate. In the 
end, both are cruel demons that take a 
person on an incredible journey that 
promises to yield wonderful results and 
yet usually results in sorrow. I k tow this: 
Moments of sorrow outrank moments of 
elation in my life by a large margin, but 
despite this, I never regret loving. I just 
wait for the next wave to hit me and for 
the demons of my heart to lead me on 
yet another voyage. 



Games, continued from page 4 

friends who play "Grand Theft" games blood, i suppose the) can turn off the 



and who couldn'l wait for "Vice City" 
lo hit Circuit City 

These same friends arc captivated 
In news coverage ol the serial sniper(s), 
as is the rest of the nation. 

However, when '"grand thieves" 
both young and very young lire of CNN 
coverage of real murderers and real 



lube, flip on their PlayStations and join 
the game. 

Sensitive citizens, though, celebrate 
the end ol a miserable game Two. serial 
cowards are locked in the crosshairs of 
Uncle Sam s scope. The game is over, 
and the bonus points go to law enforce- 
ment. 



Homecoming, continued from page 

Govoruhk. 

The beautilullv decorated Radisson 



downtown High Point invited students. 
faculty and siaii to enjoy a night ol danc 

mg. socializing, and good spirits. 

The 
headweman 

of Home- 
coin nig , 

J e it n 

Roddy, re- 
v e a I e d 
that she 
has re- 
c e i v e d 
not hi ng 
but com- 
pliments 
about the 
e v e n t 
" T h e 



morning alter Homecoming, students were 
already asking me about Snowball.' I 
guess that means every thing went well! It 
was a great team effort'" she said. 



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Big Man on Campus Tim Hubbard with former 
Queen Terri Morehead. 



Photo by Krista Adkins 



Lesson learned: illegal 
parker towed 




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Online registration 
tested, ready for spring 



By Angel Ashton 

Staff Writer 

Now that fall hreak is behind us. 
there are only two important obstacles 
between students and Christmas break, 
registration and exams. This year, the 
long lines curly in the morning to reg- 
ister for classes will become a thing of 
the past as we are finally allowed to reg- 
ister for classes on-line. The Evening 
Degree Program students and this 
year 's freshmen have tested our on-line 
registration system. From Monday, 
Nov. 1 1 to Thursday. Nov. 21. students 
will be able to register on-line in order 
of class. 

Aside from getting on-line and 
registering for classes, there are some 
changes so that things will run 
smoothly. Seniors will he able to reg- 
ister on Nov. II starting at 9 a.m., jun- 
iors on Nov. 13, sophomores on Nov. 
15 and freshmen on Nov. 19. On the 
I2ih, 14th, 18th and 21st of Novem- 
ber, personal assistance will be offered 
in the Slane Center lobby, for those who 
have holds or other problems. There 
will be holds that keep you from regis 
teiing if you owe money, need immu- 
nization or tail to meet with youradv i 
sor. Meeting with your advisor is im- 



perative because your advisor has to 
clear you before you can register. Fresh- 
men will have to register with their ad- 
visors or with the registrar's staff by 
Nov. 21. 

Those looking for a listing of 
classes will find the schedule on the web 
and in MyStuff because the list is no 
longer going to be printed. The class 
schedule should be on-line now. There 
will be special instructions on MyStuff 
on how to register. Be sure you know 
your MyStuff password and how to get 
on MyStuff before registration starts 
and check your campus e-mail for fur- 
ther information. Classes requiring in- 
structor permission (via signed form) 
will have to be entered by the registrar's 
staff 

Other things to remember are to 
plan early and meet with your advisor 
beforehand so you don't have to rush. 
You also can register the old way though 
the registrar's staff, but there's a possi- 
bility of losing availability in some 
classes. The search tool in My Stuff will 
be useful in finding classes at certain 
times and for specific majors. Techni- 
cal help also be available weekdays 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m. through the IT Office for 
getting or changing passwords for your 
MyStuff account. 



Transporter: simple 
plot, top-notch action 



By Drew Melntyre 
Opinion Editor 

Move over, Chuck Norris; clear a 
path, Karate Kid: There's a new guy on 
the block that can kick just as high as both 
of you. Jason Statham 's acrobatics make 
"The Transporter" 
a great action 
film. Combining 
Hong Kong 

moves with Brit- 
ish attitude, mixed 
with some "Fast 
and the Furious" 
stunt driving, this 
picture will keep 
you on the edge of 
your seat for ev- 
ery second of its 
OK minutes. 

The plot is 
simple. Statham, 
best known for his roles in "Snatch" and 
"Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels," 
plays Frank Martin, an ex-Special Forces 
operative living in Fiance who will trans- 
port anything (or anyone) no questions 
asked, if the price is right. His problems 
begin when he breaks one ol his own rules 
of transport: he opens the package. 

In this case the package is one that 
this author would love to have under his 
Christmas tree: the beautiful and myste- 
rious Lai, played by rookie actress Shu 
Qi. When angry ex-clients try to take his 
life, Martin wastes no tune showing them 
the error of attempting to do hmi bodily 
harm. Our hero must also deal with the 
questionable loyalty of the "package" he 



soon wishes he had never opened. Lai 
starts him on a trail that leads to ruthless 
Chinese smugglers that threaten not only 
his life but also the lives of many inno- 
cents. 

To be frank, this movie won't win any 
Oscars. Director Cory Yuen, whose pre- 

v i o u s 




than adequate job, but this genre isn't one 
critics traditionally fawn over. But how 
often do college students law n over criti- 
cally acclaimed pictures? If you like a 
good martial arts or action film, you will 
definitely enjoy "The Transporter." 
Statham brings acting skill and onscreen 
presence that blows most other action 
stars out of the water, and he still (Kicks 
just as much punch as any Van Damme 
or Seagal. There's ample humor through- 
out the film as well as an abundance of 
innovative fight choreography. 

While it may win no Oscars, it is well 
worth the ticket price and will provide you 
with an hour and a half of some of the 
best pure action in recent memory. 



Workout, continued from 
page 2 

certain trees, but I would also like to 
know thai I'm paying for more than 
landscaping. 

As it stands now, 1 feel very 
cheated, as I'm paying for this educa- 
tion myself, using years of accumu- 
lated stoek lo satisfy the pricey tuition. 
And lor the 20 thousand odd dollars 
I'm forking out every year. I think we 
deserve up-to-date facilities. The least 
we deserve is a gym membership, pro- 
vided by the school, much like (he ath- 
letes are pros ided with. Even Greens- 
boro College provides its students with 
a lice YMCA membership. 

I don't llunk I'm asking too much. 
I'm not asking for gourmet food in the 
cafeteria, oi lush dorm rooms I'm ask- 
■! a nautilus room, somewhere 
that I have access to elliptical trainers 
and machinery that is not only up-to- 
date, bul works, and machinery that 
I'm almost certain won't break when 
it's used. 

And I have heard that it more 
people used the room, then it would 
most likeh be updated to sun our 
needs Well, il h were updated and ex- 
panded, more people would probably 
use it. No one wauls to work out in a 

■ cd loom w ith old machines. 



Fall Fever 

This is the fever.... you want 
to catch!!! 



October 2X Rock Climbing 
2-6PM Finch Lawn 

October 20 Airbrush Tattoos 
1 1AM-3PM Cafeteria Lobby 

October 30 - Music Video bingo 
H- 10PM Cafeteria 

October 3 1 - One Hit Wonder 
(Make Your Own CD) 
1 1 AM-5PM Private Dining Room 

November I - Reggae Fest 
9pm-2am Great room 

November 2 - Movie Night 
Cost $3 - Sign-up in Student Life 
Bus leaves slane center at 6:30PM 



Mural, continued from 
front page — 



Goodrich explained. 

Il was mostly students who 
worked on the project constantly for 
two full days. Sept 14 and 15. "I'm 
just really proud ol them." Art Profes- 
sor Andrea Wheless said. She thanked 
Dr. Morris Wray. vice-president for in- 
ternal affairs, who was instrumental in 
establishing a wall for the mural and 
the stall ol the Point, who provided 
food for the artists. 

The mural is one of several 
projects the art club has planned this 
year. "In the past, the art club really 
hasn't been around, so we're trying to 
re establish the club. We want to get 
the art club known and put art around 
campus." Kelly Green, vice-president 
of the art club. said. 

The organization's projects in- 
clude placing Halloween decorations 
around campus and rocking chairs 
painted with scenes from famous art- 
ists' work. 




Sponsored BY THE STUDEN1 
ACTIVITIES Board (SAB) 

Upcoming events in November: 



November X - late night skate nite 

Cost $3 - sign-up in student life 

Bus leaves slane center at 11:1 5pm 

November 15 -cosmic bowling 

Cost $3 - Sign-up in student life 

Bus leaves slane center at 1 1 :30Pm 

November 21 - Comedy night 

Lynn trefzger 

9pm - Great room 

Sponsored by the student activities 
Board (SAB) 



First production in Hayworth 
Fine Arts Center Theatre 

' Annie Get your Gun' 



Two casts : make sure to see the 
best of both 



November 
8th 
9th 
10th 
14th 
15th 
16th 



Time 
7:30 
7:30 
2:00 
7:30 
7:30 
7:30 



Admission 
Students $5 
Senior/Staff/Faculty $* 
General Admission $10 



Online registration 
tested, ready for spring 



Transporter: simple 
plot, top-notch action , ;" v . \ ,....,..« ^ rui;v; 




Finp Arm Center Theatre 

'Annie Get your Gun' 



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Ben Folds 
on his own 

By Andrea Griffith 
Staff Writer 

Ever wonder what happened to those 
guys called Ben Folds Five? There were 
actually only three of them. The hand that 
gained lame in IW7 for its ballad "Brick" 
cordiall) parted ways in 2000 alter six 
years together. 

lis namesake. Ben Folds, released 
Rockin' the Suburbs last year, pro\ ing his 
legitimacy as a song-writer and gifted pia- 
nist. Shortly after its release, the native 
North Carolinian (born in Winston-Sa- 
lem i embarked on his first solo tour smi- 
pl\ titled "Ben Folds and a Piano." Now 
the song-writer has released Ben Folds 
Live, a compilation ol recordings from his 
spring and summer shows. 

Ben Folds Five received much altcn- 
t i o n 
for its 
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con- 
v e n - 
tional 
a p - 
proach 
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a 

band. 

With Ben Folds as pianist and vocalist. 
Darren Jessec on drums and Robert 
Sledge on bass, the trio laughed in the face 
of the more traditional lead guitar method. 
On lien /■'olds Lire, Folds is proving that 
his piano is all he needs, along with a vo- 
cally cooperative audience singing back- 
up and his own voice charged with a wide- 
range. Folds' extreme piano dynamics 
can evoke dramatic mood changes that 
even a full piece orchestra would find hard 
to top. 

With 17 tracks and over 70 minutes 
of music, the album features older tunes 
originally recorded by Ben Folds Five, 
Folds' new solo tracks and the Flton John 
classic "Tiny Dancer," which proves to 
be an appropriate tribute and true album 
highlight. The transitions between songs 
are smooth and almost unnotieeable, an 
amazing feat considering that the songs 
were recorded months apart in different 
cities. Another unforgettable highlight is 
"Fred Jones Part 2," which features a duet 
between the honey-toned tenor voice of 
Folds blended perfectly with the unmis- 
takable deep range of John McCrea of the 
band Cake. 

It is obvious that Folds and his audi- 
ence have great camaraderie, most likely 
aided by small venues and the intimacy 
of his solo act. He reveals the stories be- 
hind many of his songs, making the al- 
bum reminiscent of a "VH 1 Storytellers" 
episode. On the live track "Brick," Folds 
pauses halfway through the introduction, 
apologizes for the abrupt stop and ex- 
plains the song's significance: "When I 
was in high school, me and my girlfriend 
had to get an abortion... I just wanted to 
reflect what that feels like." 

In a time when music is rarely a pure 
solo effort. Hen Folds Live is a refreshing 
change. Ben Folds' gifted presence be- 
hind the piano, paired with soulful lyrics 
and a modest, personable interaction with 
his audience, makes for great listening. 
"At the end of the day, I think I was ge- 
netically inclined to be a musician," says 
Folds. Listeners will find it hard to dis- 
agree. 



Put Cheap Trick in hall of fame 



By Dennis Kern 
Staff Writer 

In case you're wondering, 25 yean 
have to elapse from the time sour first 
album is released before you can be- 
come eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall 
of Fame. The time requirement serves 
two purposes: It 
weeds out the one- 
hit wonders and al- 
lows for reflective 
objectivity when 
considering the 
body of work in- 
volved. It's been 
25 years since 
Cheap frick re- 
leased their self- 
tilled debut album. 

ami it's tune for the band to be en- 
shrined. 

Based in Rock ford, 111., Cheap 
Trick is Robin Zander (lead vocals), 
Rick Nielsen (guitar). Tom Petersson 
(bassi and Bun E. Carlos (drums). Their 
images are a contradiction of rock star 
nouns. Zander and Petersson are what 
you expect—stylish, longhaired and pho- 
togenic. Nielsen anil Carlos, on the 
other hand, are not what you expect at 
all. Nielsen is a frenetic goof with ques 
tionable taste in clothing, while Carlos 
is a rumpled mess who looks like he 



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lives on coffee, cigarettes and pizza. 

Stardom didn't come quickly or eas- 
ily. Their first three albums. Cheap Trick, 
In Color and Heaven Tonight, combined 
with endless touring, earned them cull- 
he] o status, but not the stardom they 
craved. But then a curious thing hap- 
pened. Cheap Trick became mega in Ja- 
pan. As a way of thanking 
the Japanese fans for their 
support, the band decided to 
record a live album while on 
tour there. The result. Cheap 
Trick <n Budokan, was never 
meant tor US release hut 
turned out to be the biggest 
selling album ol then career 
The next allium. Dream Po- 
lice, is an un- 
derrated clas- 
sic ami boasts Nielsen's 
most consistently solid 
song-writing. 

While Nielsen's Beatle- 
esque songs may not be 
overl) sophisticated, they 
are undeniably catchy. The 
'hail metal' bands of the 
'80s certainly thought so. as then amped 
up power pop was a near carbon copy of 
the stuff Cheap Trick was doing about five 
years earlier. The only real difference is 
that Cheap Trick did it better, and they 
did it in men's clothing. Former alterna- 



tive rock favorites the Smashing Pump- 
kins and Everclear both cite them as a 
major influence as well. "I Want You 
To Want Me." with its catchy riff and 
sing-along friendly chorus, is three 
minutes and thirty six seconds of rock 
and roll perfection. 

Some will scoff at my suggestion 
that Cheap Trick is good enough to be- 
lli the Rock and Roll Hall of lame. I've 
heard them described as "bubble gum" 
or nothing more than a glorified bar 
band. What's wrong with being a bat 
band' Isn't rock and roll supposed to 
be fun? Like the Rolling Stones and 
Aerosmith. bands already in the hall. 
Cheap Trick still bring it every tune 
they step on stage. More to the point, 

if the 

Ramones 

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and the 

Ta Iking 
Heads 
| p re ten- 

t 1 O II s 

drechl) arc 
worth) ol 
the honor, win noi Cheap Trick? 

I>J Dennis Kern hosts " the Pro 
gram" each Friday from noon to 2p m, 
on the Point and co hosts Blues 
Power" on Wednesdays from -/ to f > 
p.m. 




'Red Dragon': better than reviews 



By Kenny draff 
Sports Editor 

For those of you that have failed to 
see "Red Dragon," the prequel to "Silence 
of the Lambs" and "Hannibal," because 
ol a lew bad reviews, shame on you. I'm 
telling you now; don't believe critics, be- 
lieve me. I am not a critic; I just need the 
money. 

"Red Dragon" begins with our be- 
loved Hannibal Lector (Sir Anthony 
Hopkins) feeding a violinist to a group of 
unknowing guests. After an opening 
scene like that, how can it not be a good 
movie? After the party, FBI criminal 
profiler Will Graham (Edward Norton) 
stops by for a little psychiatric advice only 
to discover that Hannibal is indeed a can- 
nibal. A violent battle ensues resulting in 
Lector's incarceration and Graham's re- 
tirement due to life-threatening injures. 

Years later Graham is convinced to 
assist the FBI in finding a man respon- 
sible for brutally murdering two families. 



He quickly discovers that in order to find 
the murderer he must first meet with Lec- 
tor, much like Clarice Starling did in "Si- 
lence of the Lambs." The dialogue be- 
tween Lector and Graham proves to be 
one of the most entertaining scenes in the 
movie. 

Graham then goes back on the 
hunting trail trying the find the serial 
killer known as the "Tooth Fairy" 
(Ralph Fiennes). The chase is, of course, 
made a little more difficult due to Lector's 
head games with Graham. With many 
twists and turns and truly disturbing mo- 
ments, "Red Dragon" keeps you glued to 
your seat either from entertainment or 
sheer terror. 

"Red Dragon" is a remake of the 
1987 movie, "Manhunter." Many purists 
(old people) believe that "Manhunter" is 
leaps and bounds better than "Red 
Dragon." After seeing both movies, I am 
here to say, "Old people, you've got to be 
kidding me!" "Manhunter" is a good 



movie, but drawn out. AND the guy thai 
played Hannibal Lector was in "Super 
Troopers." II you don't know what "Su- 
per 'Troopers" is, ask someone, and ihey 
will tell you that you can't take that guy 
seriously after 

"Manhunter" also lacks one key ele- 
ment that "Red Dragon" has, Edward 
Norton. The man does no wrong. Allot 
his movies are great. On that reason 
alone, you should go watch this movie. 
With all due respect to Hopkins, Norton 
carries "Red Dragon." He breaks down 
the role of Will Graham and plays it to 
perfection. I couldn't have done it better 
myself. 

"Red Dragon" is just a disturbing as 
"Silence of the Lambs" and maybe, just 
maybe, a little more intense. I will tell 
you one more thing about this movie. I 
still check the mirrors in my house for 
broken shards of glass and refuse to op- 
erate my video camera again. If you're 
wondering what I'm talking about, watch 



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Nov. 5 Mighty Mighty Bostons w/Big Wig & Avoid One thing 

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Nov. 8 Left Over Salmon w/Barefoot Manor 

Cajun Slamgrass 

Nov. 9 Cowboy Mouth w/Cinema 8 
Rock 

Nov. 11 Galactic w/Mofro 

New Orleans Funk 

Nov. 16 Kottonmouth Kings w/Mix Mob 



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Friday, November 1, 2002 



Osbournes teach commu- 
nication if not vocabulary 



Bv Andrea OrifHth 
Stall Wrih 

Our society is in the close) Its mem- 
bers arc undoubtedly ami inarguabl) im- 
moral, yel we raise 

mil children in a 
passive in an nc i. 
where so many 
things that have be- 
come common ter- 
ritory arc rarely dis- 
cussed and treated 
as taboo material. 

Alter months 
of hearing the buzz 
about MTV's new 
outrageous series 
"The Osbournes," I 
gave in and tuned 
in. lithe purpose of 
television is to en- 
tertain, this famil) 
wins the gold. The 
slum provides .in 

electrically charged 
ami entertaining 

half-hour each 
week. The family 

yells, throws things, curses and resists 
Hut it is important to look beyond the sur- 
face. True, cursing at one's parents 
doesn't exactly uphold the Ten Com- 
mandments, but the idea behind it is 
speaking one's mind, something that can 
get lost among families. Nothing is ta- 
boo; no topic is loo racy to discuss. Per- 
haps in an age when adolescence is 
tougher than ever, the Osbournes repre- 
sent a needed change. 

Messages to parents about the need 
lo communicate with children appear all 
over the media circuit But perhaps these 
are advising the wrong kind of commu 
nication ( )ften times, a parent warning a 
child against the dangers of drugs ami al- 
cohol is nothing more than a welcome 
invitation to delve into them, Rebellion 
is a cause of such behavior. Somehow 
we ail u.i ii I I.' prove 1 1 iat we can sin \ ive 
(his worl I ".Mil.' ilso demonstrating that 
mm! parents don'l km >\\ it all How real- 
i si:, is it ol parents in think thai their kids 

wait until the age ol 21 (oi lor some 
parents never) before the} sip alcohol'.' 
The key is to teach kids to be smart Don'l 
drink il ii is only as an act ol rebellion 
I )on lursell in the position 

hurt. 

It is important for a parent to draw 
the line between parenting and friendship, 
hut at the same lime, a child should feci 
comfortable talking to his parents about 
the most personal topics. Parents should 
stop and think. Would they rather evoke 




a fear in then daughters about becoming 
pregnant to such a degree that the girl 
would preler having a dangerous abortion 
alone before she would tell her lather that 
she had engaged in pre-marital sex ' < >UI 
priorities be- 
come hazy. Tell 
your children 
that intimacy 
should be spe- 
cial Tell them to 
wait until the) 
arc mature in ev- 
ery aspect of the 
word. Tell them 
to use protection 
Take yout 

daughters to gel 
birth control 
Refuse to let 
parenting create 
a barrier lake 
all these precau 
lions, and 

chances are the) 
will turn out to 
be unnecessary 
measures. 

When asked 
to describe the Osbournes with a single 
adjective, most people wouldn't say they 
arc reasonable. But this is before putting 
it all into perspective. When Kelly 
Osbourne comes home with a tattoo and 
asks O/./.y to keep it a secret from her 
mother, he refuses. This is a family with 
no secrets. Neither parent freaks out. Af- 
ter all. it isjust a tattoo. It doesn't change 
the scheme of the world or even change 
the person. It isjust body art. Imagine 
the world if all parents could put such 
llimgs in perspective like that. I contend 
that the number of teens getting tattoos 
would decrease. If Mom and Dad ap- 
proved, tattoos would become less appeal- 
ing The Osbournes allow their children 
lo experiment with drugs and alcohol, but 
OZZ) insists it be done outside ot his 
house To many, this is a lack of 
parenting. But how would Ozz\ seem it 
he preached the evils ot these substances 
when he has been in and out ot rehab foi 
years'? Like him oi not, youcannoi den) 
that ()//> is no hypocrite. And there are 
very lew middle aged parents anion" us 
who haven't done their share ol experi- 
menting. 

Yes. the Osbournes are an extreme 
case. The world would be a hit more dis- 
turbing it we all went around screaming 
the f-word at our parents in our backyards. 
Bui like everything else, we can learn 
something from it The Osbournes remind 
us that freedom and communication are 
liist as important as structure and respect. 



Reality shows 

entertain us, set our 

minds at ease 



By Derek Shcaley 

Staff Writer 

It seems like every time you turn 
around, there's another hot trend blaz- 
ing through the fickle world of popular 
television. Once it was inventive "chal- 
lenge" game shows such as "Survivor." 
which was followed by "Big Brother" 
and "The Mole." Then we were given 
suspenseful qui/ shows like "Who 
Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "The 
Weakest Link " Recently, TV executives 
have been reaching out to the beloved, 
wholesome arena known as Hollywood. 
There's been a slew of celebrity names 
getting their own reality shows. Film 
actresses Anna Nicole Smith and Liza 
Minclli and rock musician O/./.y 
Osbourne and his family invite cameras 
into their homes to capture the type of 
antics that viewers would describe as 
"anything but ordinary." 

As eccentric as these "reality 
sitcoms" may seem, they have also been 
very lucrative. Apparently the Smith and 
Osbourne shows have done well ratings- 
wise and become some of America's 
most watched programs. They all ap- 
pear to follow the same formula of low- 
brow humor applied to everyday activi- 
ties and situations. It's these very same 
jokes that have caused critics to label 
these shows as degrading, vulgar trash 
television that basically serves no other 
purpose than to garner cheap laughs or 
make rich people even more money. 

I have to disagree. While I think 
that the jokes on these shows tend to 
wear out pretty fast and quite often their 
subjects cross the line of good taste, I 
can understand why people would prob- 
ably be drawn to them. The offbeat com- 
edy that they rely on is loved by society. 
We love it. We enjoy movies that use 



the same type of humor. The jokes are 
simple and obvious. Besides, if the stars 
were sophisticated, clean-cut and con- 
servative types. I doubt that many 
people would still watch them. They're 
down-to-earth and imperfect. That's 
just the kind of image that most view- 
ers can relate to. 

Another reason that accounts for 
the popularity of these shows is that they 
afford us the opportunity to down-play 
our own faults. This works in two ways. 
We can be amused by a star's quirky, 
questionable behavior and at the same 
time feel secure in our personal nor- 
malcy. Just about any family can look 
at the Osbournes and say, "We may have 
our problems, but at least we're not that 
bad. By those standards, we're almost 
a perfect family." It may sound con- 
ceited, but viewing the faults of others 
improves our self-image. 

Most of us wouldn't be able to di- 
rectly relate to the life of a celebrity, but 
the genius behind these shows is that 
they reveal the human side of someone 
like Anna Nicole Smith. They penetrate 
the whole "superstar" mask and show 
us that these famous people share some 
of our problems, thoughts and experi- 
ences. A connection such as this makes 
them even more appealing to the public 
at large. 

I'm not a big fan of the new TV 
reality shows, but I don't hate them. At 
least it's a relatively new idea. Aside 
from maybe Michael Jackson, the ce- 
lebrity that I would like to see get his 
own show would be Gary Coleman from 
the '80s sitcom "Different Strokes." 
Coleman would be perfect. He could 
use the ratings, and I feel that he has the 
charm and charisma essential for suc- 
cess. Could he be next? We'll just have 
to stay tuned. 



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Friday, November 1 , 2002 



Greek/Organizations 



Campus Chronicle 9 



Greek Week the Most Successful in Years 



By Lindsey Silva 
Spa nil to the C 'hronicle 

Kappa Delta Theta Chi's banner 
said it perfectly: "Heaven doesn't want 
us and Hell can't handle us!" Obviously 
neither could any of the other competi- 
tion in Greek Week 2002! The team to- 
tally dominated Greek Week winning with 
a grand total of" 1450 points! 

Greek Week kicked off on Sun- 
day afternoon with the Crop Walk for 
hunger. Panhellenic and Interfraternity 
Council decided this year, instead of the 
usual Greek Walk through campus, the 
Greeks would do something to benefit the 
community. Points were given based on 
the percentage of people from each team 
that were present. The winners of the 
Crop Walk were Delta Sigma Phi/Phi Mu 
with Kappa Delta/Theta Chi in second. 

Monday the banners were due in 
the Office of Student Life by noon. The 
winners of the banner contest were Kappa 
Delta/Theta Chi, which began their theme 
of Heaven and Hell for Greek Week 2002. 
Following close by in second were Delta 
Sigma Phi/Phi Mu. 

The event of the day on Tues- 
day was Field Events. There were four 
events that took place: pizza eating con- 
test, tug-of-war, balloon toss and kick ball, 
all being worth 100 points except kick 
ball, which was worth 200 points. Kappa 



Delta/Theta Chi won all of the field events 

except the pizza eating contest, which 
Delta Sigma Phi junior Phillip Matthews 
won 

Wednesday's bowling contest 
was dominated by Sigs Michael Barker 
and David Brauzer and Phi Mu's 
Stephanie Sharpe and Markeisha 
Edgerton. Lambda Chi Alpha Zeta Tau 
Alpha team took second place followed 
by Kappa Delta/Theta Chi and Alpha 
Gamma Delta/Pi Kappa Alpha, respec- 
tively. 

Due to recent renovations to the 
Millis Center Pool, swimming events 
were replaced by beach volleyball in front 
of Finch Hall. Four close games resulted 
in Kappa Delta/Theta Chi taking first fol- 
lowed by Delta Sigma Phi/Phi Mu in sec- 
ond. 

The week's grand event, the Lip 
Sync contest, was the most competitive 
event of the whole week. Kappa Delta/ 
Theta Chi's Seven Deadly Sins routine 
totally blew away judges, Betsy Orcutt, 
Allen Goedeke and Dawn Mays-Floyd. 
The judges were thrilled with the amount 
of time everyone put into their routines 
and were disappointed that there could 
only be one winner. Lambda Chi Alpha/ 
Zeta Tau Alpha's theme for the evening 
was Austin Powers and Delta Sigma Phi/ 
Phi Mu's theme was "Living La Vida 
Greek." Greek God and Goddess was also 









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Photo b> :Jocclyn Pa/a 

Kappa Delta and Theta Chi fight to win the Tug-of-War competition 



announced. The winners were Ben 
Diffenderfer of Lambda Chi Alpha and 
Allison Augustine of Alpha Gamma 
Delta. 

Leading the Homecoming Pa- 
rade were the winners of Greek Week. 
Three of the four teams participated in the 
parade. Kappa Delta/Theta Chi used the 
Heaven and Hell theme for their float. 
Lambda Chi Alpha/Zeta Tau Alpha again 
used their Austin Powers theme. Delta 
Sigma Phi/Phi Mu ended the Greek por- 
tion of the parade. 



"Greek Week was by far the 
most successful it's been in the six years 
that I have been at this school," said Rans 
Triplett, Panhellenic Advisor. "It was 
well-managed, everyone participated at 
100 percent and the sportsmanship was 
exceptional. There was a positive attitude 
from all involved." Kappa Delta Presidet, 
Carolyn Hassett said , "We all put a lot of 
hard work into the events throughout the 
week and were able to have a great time 
with our sisters and the Theta Chi's while 
doing so. Everyone did a great job!" 



Alpha Gamma Delta 

rH 

The sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta 
hope that everyone had a fun and safe 
fall break. Before the break we partici- 
pated in Greek Week and had a great 
time with our partners in Pi Kappa 
Alpha. The sisters would like to 
congratulate our president, Allison 
Augustine, for being named Greek 
Goddess. We would also like to applaud 
the Kappa Delta's and Theta Chi's for 
being this years Greek Week winners. 

Homecoming was a great success 
and we hope everyone had a good time. 
Congratulations to Carolyn Hassett for 
being crowned Homecoming Queen and 
Tim Hubbard for being named Big Man 
on Campus. Everyone looked great! 

The sisters are excited about our 
upcoming mixer with Zeta Tau Alpha. It 
is sure to be another wonderful time. 
The semester is half over, so everyone 
keep working hard. 



Lambda Chi Alpha 
IOZ 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Al- 
pha would like to congratulate their new- 
est Associate Members for fall 2002, 
Chris Archambeault, Scott Davis, Gary 
Elkins, and Denny Hood. Congratula- 
tions gentlemen you are the future of 
Lambda Chi Alpha. 

We would also like to thank the 
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for an excellent 
Greek Week. We had a lot of fun and can't 
wait to do it again. Congratulations to all 
organizations who participated in Greek 
Week. Homecoming was a huge success. 
The alumni who came into made the 
weekend very exciting. We hope every- 
one had a great time. Also, congratula- 
tions to Brother Ben Diffenderfer for be- 
ing crowned Greek God of the Year! Ul- 
timate Frisbee is going on in intennural 



and we wish every team the best of luck. 

The brothers have all been 
working very hard doing volunteer work 
at the Fathers Table and are still working 
on the North American Food Drive which 
will collect over three million pounds of 
food to feed the hungry. 

We hope everyone got through 
there mid terms and succeeded with fly- 
ing colors. Fall break was a welcome 
break from a very busy school year. Good 
luck on the rest of the year and have fun. 

Zeta Tau Alpha 

AZ 

Welcome back from Fall Break! 
We hope everyone had a safe and relax- 
ing time. The Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha 
would like to extend a warm welcome to 
our newest new member, Brittany. 

We would like to thank the brothers of 
Lambda Chi Alpha for being such 
willing participants in Greek Week. Even 
though we did not win, we had a 
great time. Recently we had about VPI 
come from Nationals to visit our 
chapter to let us know we were doing a 
great job. It was a wonderful honor. 

Looking ahead, we are excited about 
our Halloween date party with the 
AGD. A giant thank you goes to the en- 
tire school for helping with the 
"Paint the Cafe Pink" campaign we had 
for Breast Cancer Awareness month. 
The money raised will go to the Susan 0, 
Komen Foundation. We really 
appreciate everyone's support. 

Good luck with the rest of the semes- 
ter! 

Congrats to all the new BS/LS 
teams: Holly/Heather , Felicity/Selda, 
Danielle/ Lauren, Colleen/Laura, 
Samantha/Tiffany, Lara/Devon , 
Amanda/Cristen, and Brittany/Sarah. 
You all make excellent teams. 

Thanks to AGD for a great mixer. We 
had a lot of fun! Hopefully there 
will be more in the future. 

Traffic Court 
Traffic Court for the months of 



September and October will be held on 
Tuesday, November 5, 2002 from 4pm 
to 7pm in the Leeds Room. In order to 
have your case heard, please see Betsy 
in Student Life by noon on 
Monday, November 4, 2002, and fill out 
the information sheet provided. 

You will be contacted to receive 
your specific hearing time. Gather your 
evidence to present in court and bring 
anything you might need on November 
5, 2002. 

Any questions, please call Dana 
Yates, SGA Judicial VP, at x6372. 



College Republicans 

The College Republicans con- 
tinue to have an exciting and eventful 
year. Wednesday, October 23, the Col- 
lege Republicans and College Democrats 
co-hosted another candidate forum, par- 
ticipating candidates were invited from 
the High Point City Council At Large and 
five NC House districts. The hosts would 
like to thank all those that attended. 

College Republicans will be 
taking part in a number of events prior to 
and including Election Day on Novem- 
ber 5. If you would like to help with any 
of the events surrounding elections please 
contact our advisor, Dr. Linda Petrou, or 
our Chairman, Jason Walters. Lastly, you 
are all invited to an election night gath- 
ering in the Indigo Club; food will be 
served so please come celebrate a suc- 
cessful election day with us. 

Kappa Delta 
IT 

We would like to congratulate 
the woman of the hour, President Carolyn 
Hassett for carrying on her family tradi- 
tion by winning the Homecoming title! 

A big thank you to the Theta 
Chi's for an excellent Greek Week (WE 
WIN!!!!) and we couldn't have done it 
without you guys! 

We wish everyone luck on the 
rest of their semester! 



Black Cultural 

Awareness 

Activities 

November 6, 2002 

BCA will be hosting 

their annual female 

dating game.. So guys 

come out and 

enjoy the fun with 

plenty of money. 

Apartment Commons 

November 8, 2002 

BCA will host a 

Movie Night in the 

Slane Center Great 

Room 

9:00pm 

November 22, 2002 
BCA will host a In* 
digo Night in the In- 
digo Club..Come en- 
joy music, fun, and 
games! 



Greek Week the Most Successful in Years 





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Campus Chronicle 



Sports 



Friday, November 1, 2002 



www.BigSouthSports.com 

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The Official Big South Conference Sports Report 



Big South Conference To Form Hall of 
Fame To Kick-Off 20th Anniversary 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— In preparation for its 
20th Anniversary, which begins next spring, 
the Big South Conference announced that it 
will form a Mall of Fame in order to honor 
its former student-athletes, administrators 
and others who helped found and shape the 
League. 

The inaugural class will be announced at the 
2002 Advance Auto Parts Big South Con- 
ference Basketball Championships in 
Lynchburg, Va. The class will then officially 
be inducted at the League's annual Spring 
Meetings at The Westin Resort in Hilton 
Head, S.C. 

Nominations lor the Hall of Fame will be 
made by current member institutions and the 
League Commissioner. The Hall of Fame 

committee, made up of a representative from 
each member institution, will (hen select the 
inaugural class from the submitted nomina- 
tions. Student-athletes who haw graduated 

from a Big South institution and are 10 years 
removed from that institution are eligible lor 
induction in the inaugural class. Adminis- 
trators, coaches and other non-studcnt-alh- 
letCS who have ended their association with 
the Conference are also eligible. Significant 
contributors to the Conference are eligible 
whether or not their association with the 
League has ended. 

"I believe this is a perfect time to start a Hall 
of Fame," said Big South Commissioner 
Kyle B. Kallander. "This is a perfect oppor- 
tunity to kick-off our 20th Anniversary cel- 
ebrations, and a chance to honor those who 
help build this League while looking ahead 
to a very bright future." 

The League will kick-off it's 20th Anniver- 
sary celebration this spring, and continue the 
celebration throughout the 2003-2004 play- 
ing seasons. The Big South was founded in 
1983 when Charleston Southern (then Bap- 
tist College) Athletic Director Howard 
Bagwell, and Augusta President George 
Christenberry initially began recruiting 
members. It began its first season of com- 
petition in 1984-1985. 



Advance Auto Parts Renews Title Spon- 
sorship of Big South Basketball Champi- 
onships 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The Big South Con- 
ference announced today that it has renewed 
its Corporate Partnership agreement with 
Advance Auto Parts. The automotive sup- 
ply store will again be the title sponsor tor 
the men's and women's Big South basket- 
ball championships. 

The renewal is a three-year agreement, be- 
ginning with the upcoming basketball sea- 
son. This year will mark the fifth year Ad- 
vance Auto Parts has served as the title spon- 
sor for the League's premier basketball 
event, and the corporation's sixth year as a 
( 'orporate Partner and the ( Hficial Auto Parts 
Store of the Big South Conference. 

"Out continued association with the Big 
South show s how much the relationship has 
been a w in-vv in lor both organizations," said 
John Vaughn. Spoils Marketing Manager for 
Advance Aulo Parts. "We have been very 
pleased with the commitment ol the Con- 



ference and its member institutions to Ad- 
vance Auto Parts and this partnership." 
Advance Auto Parts will again receive an 
integrated grassroots marketing campaign 
that includes television and radio advertis- 
ing time during Big South basketball games 
and premium signage at the Big South cham- 
pionships. The basketball championships 
will have a new format for this season. The 
first round will be at the home sites of the 
higher seeds with the semifinals and finals 
at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va. This 
will increase the visibility of Advance Auto's 
signage at the championship events, from 
one facility to as many as eight. 

'We're excited to welcome Advance Auto 
Parts back for another three years," said Kyle 
Kallander, Big South Commissioner. "Their 
commitment to the Big South over the past 
six seasons has made a tremendous impact 
on this League and has help improved the 
quality of the basketball championships for 
our student-athletes. " 

The agreement also includes a cross-promo- 
tion, in which Advance Auto Parts will be 
paired with other Big South Corporate part- 
ners for a sweepstakes event tor the second 
straight year. The cross-promotion will help 
generate in-slore traffic for the auto parts re- 
t a i I e r . 

Advance Stores Company, Incorporated is 
the nation's second largest retailer of auto 
parts and accessories. The Company cur- 
rently operates more than 2,400 stores in 38 
states, primarily located in the eastern, mid- 
western and southeastern regions of the 
United States, and in Puerto Rico and the 
Virgin Islands. Headquartered in Roanoke, 
Virginia, Advance Stores Company, Incor- 
porated became a publicly traded Company 
on Nov. 28, 2001. Its common stock trades 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 
under the symbol "AAR" 

Coastal, Winthrop Men's Soccer Top 
NCAA Statistics 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Coastal Carolina 
and Winthrop's men's soccer programs cur- 
rently occupy the top two spots nationally 
in scoring, according to the NCAA statis 
ties released Tuesday. 

Coastal, who has (he highest winning per- 
centage in the nation at .964, is the highest 
scoring team nationally with an average ol 
3.26 goals per game. Winthrop entered the 
week tied with UC-Santa Barbara for sec- 
ond in the nation at 3.25 goals per game. 

Coastal, the only other undefeated team in 
the nation besides Wake Forest, is led by 
junior Joseph Ngwenya, who leads the na- 
tion in goals with 19. He is also second in 
the nation in scoring at 3.29 points per game. 
Only Alecko Eskandarian of Virginia has a 
higher average at 3.33 points per game. 

Coastal Carolina also entered this week of 
play ranked 15th in the latest NSC A A (Na- 
tional Soccer Coaches Association of 
America) poll. 

Winthrop is led by senior Francis Wakhisi, 
who is tied for sixth nationally with 2.50 
points per game. 

Liberty Picks Up Three Weekly Football 

Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Liberty, which de- 



feated Charleston Southern Saturday for it 
first League win, picked up three of the four 
weekly football awards the Big South an- 
nounced on Sunday. 

For the second time this season, LU running 
back Verondre Barnes was named Offensive 
Player of the Week. The Flames also had the 
Defensive Player of the Week in linebacker 
Marcell Howard, and the Teams Player of 
the Week in return specialist Adrian Hall 
Eton's Dwayne Ijames earned the defensive 
Player of the Week. 

Barnes rushed for a career-high 195 yards 
on 30 carries in LU's win over Charleston 
Southern. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry 
and also found the end zone twice. It was 
the first time this season that he has rushed 
for more than one touchdown in a game. The 
performance also marked the fourth time this 
year and the seventh time in his career that 
he has surpassed 100 yards in a game. 

Howard finished with seven tackles, includ- 
ing two solo stops to help the Flames post 
their first-ever Big South Conference vic- 
tory in the win over Charleston Southern. 
He recorded his fourth tackle for a loss in a 
key situation, forcing the Buccaneers to punt. 
I loward added an interception with an eight- 
yard return and two pass breakups against 
Charleston Southern. 

Hall led the team with a season-best four 
kiekoff returns for 134 yards. He averaged 
33.5 yards per kiekoff return and recorded a 
season-long 4 1 yard return to help set up the 
Liberty's first touchdown of the afternoon. 
Hall also added two punt returns for six yards 
and led the team with three pass receptions 
for 24 yards. 

Ijames came off of the sidelines Saturday to 
collect a career-high five tackles against East 
Tennessee State. He made a career-best four 
soio shots, in the 3 1 - 1 5 loss at East Tennes- 
see State's homecoming. He also returned 
his second interception of the season for 10 
yards to help the Phoenix defensive effort. 



Devine Honored As Bin South Women's 
Soccer Player Of The Week 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Coastal Carolina's 
Rachel Devine was named Women's Soc- 
cer Player of the Week on Monday. 

Devine came off the bench to score two 
goals, including the game-winning tally in 
the 4- 1 win over Charleston Southern on 
Thursday. She is currently third on the team 
in scoring. 

Each Monday during the season, the Big 
South Conference will post a weekly 
women's soccer report. The Wingate Inn 
Player of the Week, League notes, results 
and upcoming matches will all be featured 
in the report. 



Ngwenya Named Men's Swcer Player Of 
The Week 



CHARLOTTE, N.C— Coastal Carolina's 
Joseph Ngwenya was named Big South 
Men's Soccer Player of the Week lor the 
League's seventh week ol the season 
It was the second tunc Ngwenya has won 
the honoi 



Ngwenya recorded his second hat trick of 
the season in the 6-0 victory over ECU. He 
also tallied one assist against the Pirates. 
Later in the week, he netted a goal in the 3- 
win over Liberty. His 19 goals and 46 
points are the second most in a single sea- 
son in CCU history. He is now tied for fourth 
all-time in goals scored with 37, ranks ninth 
all-time at CCU in points with 71 and 10th 
in career assists with 17. 

Each Monday during the season, the Big 
South Conference will post a weekly men's 
soccer report. The Wingate Inn Player of the 
Week, League notes, results and upcoming 
matches will all be featured in the report. 



Hampton, Pierce Earn Volleyball Weekly 
Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Coastal Carolina's 
Jennifer Hampton was awarded her third 
straight Volleyball Freshman of the Week 
honor and Winthrop's Logan Pierce was 
named Volleyball Player ol the Week the Big 
South announced on Monday. 

Hampton averaged 2.0 kills, 4.6 digs, and 
14.6 assists per game in three matches this 
past week. She had a career high 51 assists 
(for three game matches) in the match with 
UNC Wilmington. Her .583 hitting percent- 
age in the match with High Point was also a 
career best for a match. Hampton hit .441 in 
the three matches, committing just three er- 
rors in 34 tries. 

Pierce recorded back to back double-doubles 
to lead Winthrop to wins against UNCA and 
Birmingham Southern. She hit .372 with 43 
kills and 24 digs during that stretch. She had 
a team-high 28 kills and hit .389 in 
Winthrop's 3-1 victory over Birmingham 
Southern. Pierce also has gone 12 straight 
matches with double-digit kills. 

Each Monday during the season, the Big 
South Conference will post a weekly vol- 
leyball report. The Wingate Inn Player of the 
Week, the Rookie of the Week, League notes, 
results and upcoming matches will all be 
featured in the report. 



Clark, Page-Jones Earn Golfer Of The 
Week Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C— Radford's Chris 
Clark and Tamara Page-Jones from Coastal 
C arolina earned the Men's and Women's 
Golfer of the Week awards respectively. 

Clark finished in a first place tie with a three 
day total of 208 at the Sonic/Chattanooga 
Challenge. He entered the final round with 
a one shot lead thanks to a second-round six- 
under 65, but shot a final round two-over 73 
for the tie. Clark lost the playoff for medal- 
i s t 

Page-Jones had her third consecutive top ten 
finish of the season with a 226 at the Lady 
Pirate Fall Intercollegiate. Her score was 13 
over par, good enough lor a tie for eighth 
place. She leads the team with a 75.6 stroke 
average. 

Each week during the season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly golf report. 
The Wingate Inn Golfer of the Week, results 
and upcoming matches will all be featured 

in the report 



PONTIACGMC 

The Official Big South Conference Sports Report 



Friday, November 1, 2002 



Sports 



Campus Chronicle 11 



Sports editor 
explains how 

computer 
should be used 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

It is time to reveal why I am on 
the computer for countless hours Sunday 
mornings and during the week, staring at 
my monitor. I am not researching a grade- 
sealing report like I should be. I am not 
communicating with my friends at home 
and classmates here at school via instant 
messenger. 1 am not writing Mom and 
Dad. 

1 am, however, embarking 
upon the daunting task of trying to learn 
if Jeff Garcia is a better start at quarter- 
back than Tom Brady this week. 

That's right. 1 am referring to 
my fantasy football team. For those of 
you that have yet to discover the wonder- 
ful and exciting world of fantasy sports, 
be prepared to learn how much happier 
your lives could be. 

Fantasy sports is the Internet's 
fantastic invention that lets normal people 
own and operate their own teams. The 
players are real NFL athletes participat- 
ing in their normal games. The object of 
the game is to have players on your team 
have better stats than players on the other 
teams. Since no fantasy user has the abil- 
ity to control how an athlete plays, he must 
make his best guess about who will play 
the best. This is where the fun lies. 

To understand the world of fan- 
tasy sports, one must first understand the 
players of these games. In general, the 
typical player is male (I have never actu- 
ally heard of a female fantasy sports 
player; they probably have something 
better to do with their time). He tends to 
wake up almost on the hour to catch the 
first 10 or 15 minutes of SportsCenter 
where he will receive the previous day's 
lead stories. The guy that you hear at a 
sports bar betting with a friend that "Jake 
Plummer will pass for 250 yards against 
the weak Pittsburgh secondary" is most 
definitely a fantasy man. He is also the 
chatty college student sitting in the stands 
of his favorite team and using his cell 
phone to call a friend who has access to 
the day's stats. Yes, we are strange breed, 
but need not to be criticized. 

The true fantasy addict will fight 
tears back if he gets the news that his star 
player's injury of the day before has 
turned out to be season-ending. When 
finding a jewel of a player on the fantasy 
free-agent market, the addict's eyes will 
light up like a child's when the kid dis- 
covers where Mom hid the Halloween 
candy. 

1 consider myself to be a true 
fantasy sports fan. However, there is a 
class of people out there who may have 
serious life problems due to obsession 
with the game. My brother, Michael 
Nevitt Graff, falls into this category. He 
once edited this very page as well as the 
entire paper. The fantasy world would 
likely cause him to lose his job if not for 
the fact that he is a professional sports- 
writer. His obsession not only helps his 
team but also his job. 

The group of people that fall into 
the addict category includes many more 
friends of mine. My only hope is that I 
can finally fall into this class of obsessed 
users so that I can finally climb out of the 
basement of my fantasy league. 



After lifetime of athletics, Dr. Zarick keeps running along 



By Jacqueline Cheek 

Staff Writer 



operations in Afghanistan. 

If history has repeated itself in 
Afghanistan, so has Zarick's excellent 
As a 10-year-old taking his marathon record. He has run the Boston 
first swing at a tee-ball. Dr. James Marathon four times, always placing in 
Zarick. associate professor of sport the top five percent, 
management, had no idea (hat his life While competing in his first 

would lead him into some of the Boston Marathon, Zarick ran with stress 



world's toughest competition. 

The Boston Marathon and the 
Iron Man Triathlon are far-reaching 
goals for anyone, 
but for Zarick, 
those ambitions 
became reality. 

Zarick, 
raised in Warren. 
Ohio, jokingly 
claims lhat he had 
no hand-eye co- 
ordination, re- 
membering his 
tec-ball introduc- 
tion to sports. 
Nevertheless, he 
trained diligently, 
swimming 
throughout his 
high school and 
college career for 
what might have 
been the Olym- 
pics of 1980, 

H o w - 
ever, there was 
one problem. The 
United States 
boycotted the 1980 Olympics due to 
President Jimmy Carter's negative re- 
sponse to the Soviet Union's invasion 
of Afghanistan. Today, the situation in 
Afghanistan remains the same, and the 
irony isn't lost on Zarick. "Had we 
(America) just let them (U.S.S.R) do 
the dirty work, we would be fine to- 
day," he said. After ousting the Taliban 
government, American troops continue 



fractures in both legs. His experience with 
running in constant pain was expressed 
with a comical tone as he stated, "There 




Despite a lost chance at the 1980 Olympics, Dr. 
James Zarick still competes at a national level 



are two animals that will run until their 
bones break: thoroughbred horses and 
humans!" 

"I am fast, all modesty aside," 
he commented with a slight grin while 
discussing his rigid training schedule 
for competing in Florida's Iron-man 
Triathlon. Zarick normally runs, bikes and 
swims hundreds of miles each week. 

Due to his outstanding reputa- 



tion as a triathlete, Zarick was endorsed 
by Thor-Lo Socks, Inc., Trek Bicycles 
and Tinley apparel, but couldn't make 
enough money to stay on tour. 

"For me, it's a lifestyle. I 
would no more think about not exer- 
cising everyday than you would think 
about not eating," said Zarick. 

For this 45-year-old athlete, 
professor, husband and father, the up- 
coming summer has not been reserved 
for the Iron-man 
triathlon, but for an 
attempt to hike the en- 
tire Appalachian Trail 
with his 13-year-old 
son, a triathlete as 
well. 

Zarick's 
wife, an 

Ail-American 200 
meter sprinter, has 
also been drawn into 
the family of 
triathletes. Zarick was 
quite proud that his 
wife received third 
place on an all- 
women's national 
championship team. 
He participated in 
another event at the 
same competition, but 
no rivalry between 
the pair was sparked 
due to his wife's su- 
perior performance. 
Zarick stated briefly, "They did a lot 
better than we did!" 

From the 10-year-old boy 
who went on to compete alongside 
some of America's finest athletes to the 
45-year-old who has many more feats 
to achieve, Dr. James Zarick now as- 
pires to swim the English Channel. 
That story, someday, may be the most 
impressive of them all. 



Men's, women's basketball teams begin season ranked four, three 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

The High Point men's basketball 
team starts the season ranked fourth in the 
Big South Conference according to the 
League s Head Coaches and Sports Infor- 
mation Directors, while the women's team 
begins ranked third. 

The Big South released the pre- 
season polls during the 2002-03 Basket- 



ball Tip-Off Media Luncheon. UNC 
Asheville begins sitting at the top of the 
men's poll, just ahead of last year's cham- 
pion Winthrop. Charleston Southern 
edges out the Panthers in the three slot. 
Elon, Coastal Carolina, Radford, and Lib- 
erty begin the season ranked in the bot- 
tom half. In the women's poll, Liberty 
ran away with the top position with Elon 
sitting second. Behind High Point are 
Coastal Carolina, Winthrop, Radford, 



Men's Preseason Poll 




















1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


7th 


8th 


1. UNC Asheville 


64 


42 


12 

















2. Winthrop 


48 


42 


18 


5 














3. Charleston Southern 








30 


25 


12 


3 


2 


1 


4 High Point 


8 


14 


6 


20 


8 


12 


4 





5. Elon 





7 


18 


20 


12 


9 


2 


1 


6.Coastal Carolina 


8 


7 


6 


10 


20 


9 


6 





7. Radford 








6 





8 


15 


12 


2 


8.Liberty 














4 





6 


12 


Women's Preseason Poll 




















1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


7th 


8th 


I.Liberty 


128 























2.Elon 


70 


18 


15 

















3.High Point 





14 


18 


20 


12 


9 


2 





4. Coastal Carolina 





14 


12 


25 


12 


3 


6 





5.Winthrop 





7 


24 





8 


24 


2 





6. Radford 





7 


12 


10 


20 


6 


8 





/.Charleston Southern 








12 


10 


12 


6 


12 


1 


8.UNC Asheville 




















2 


15 



Charleston Southern, and UNC Asheville. 
The Sports Information Direc- 
tors of the Big South also selected the 
2002-2003 First Team Preseason All-Con- 
ference team. High Point's Dustin Van 
Weerdhui/en, the Big South's leading 
scorer last year, and Joe Knight, the 
conference's Freshman of the Year in 
200 1 -2002, were selected for men's team. 
Narelle Henry was also selected to the 
women's All-Conference First Team. 
UNC Ashevillc's 
Andre Smith was 
named this year's 
men's Preseason 
Player of the Year 
Coastal Carolina's 
NikkiReddickisthc 
women's Preseason 
Player of the year. 

The High Point 
men's basketball 
team hopes to con- 
tinue the success 
they had while fin- 
ishing second in the 
2 00 I -2002B ig 
South Champion- 
ship. The women 
also have the chance 
to challenge for the 
Big South crown 
and go the the 
NCAA tournament 
for the first time in 
school history. 



12 Campus Chronicle 



Sports 



Friday, November 1,2002 



Close games make women's team optimistic about tournament 



B> l.ori DiSalvo-Wabh 

Staff Writer 

The women's soccer team is 
winding down the regular season vs. i i M 
only three games yet to play before Big 
South ( 'onference Tournament action be- 
gins in two weeks The Panthers, 
overall, have had an unfortunate season 
with many untuck) battles, but the) are 
keeping the 
faith. 

I 
thou oui 

show it, our sea- 
son has beer 
ver) successful, 
have no 1 
the top three 

I 
forma 

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I mih I unburn dribbles the ball for thf Panthers, 






Elon University and tied the Phoenix. 2- 
2. Panthers Jen Evans and Emil) Lanham 

managed to get first-half goals. This was 
the last time High Point and Elon will 
pla) against cacti other in the regular 
season as Big South ( inference rivals. 
Beginning in 2003. Elon is moving to 
the Southern Conference. 

The Panthers, now standing 
I in the Big South, got the first goal 
in the 2N' 1 minute 
when Jen Evanshad 
a solid shot into the 
ol the net past 
the Elon goalie As- 
sists on the pla) 
■i\ en to I cna 
son and 

Eileen Mazeika 
Elon countered in 
the 39" minute to tie 

up IIP! 
i the lead 
i I) w ith Emil) 

l.anh 

by Wend) Williams, who pn impl 

it in thi 



right comer of the net to tie the game up 
I -I . The two teams battled continuously, 
both having 10 shots on goal, but in the 




Vnni Svensson battles Eton's Vicki Knhellu for tin- ball 



■d to 

fall brea 

i i 

oal in 

iveminub 

main 



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(ought draw to Radford, High Point 
hosted Coastal Carolina and suffered a 
tough 3-2 loss on a cold evening. Both 
teams battled back 
and forth to lake 
the lead. Coastal 
scoring first in the 
! 1 minute only to 
be tied up in the 35" 
minute b) forward 
Emil) Lanham. 
The Panthers re 
gained strength and 
took the lead in the 
78" minute, onl) to 
have Coastal score 
with mere seconds 
remaining on the 
regulation clock to 
take the game into 
overtime. Both 
teams battled luri- 
ously throughout 
: with man) opportunitie 
from the Panthers, onl) to ha 

: V\ illl I | 

onds left on th 

the 
worn. Ml! held strong totheii 

iouth champ. 
Panth 

in." maintain captains 
■ 
for ihe Panthers, and the faith won't 
itop until tourney's o\ 

The best is - 



With recent losses, men's soccer team looks toward playoffs 



B) Brandon Miller 

Stall Willi i 

I he men's soccei team continued 
to struggle through the thick of their 
schedule. With onl) two rcgulai sea 
son games left, the Panthers stand at I 
III overall and 1-4-1 in the Big South 
Conference. The) were given losses at 
the hands of Coastal Carolina, UNC- 
Ashev ille, Elon, I INC-Greensboro, \p 
palachian State, last ( arolina and Mer- 
cer. On the upside, the Panthers 
knocked off Birmingham Southern and 
Mount Olive in non-conference play, 

This past weekend the Panthers 
took on the #15 learn at the country. 
Coastal Carolina. Coastal's attack was 
too much for the Panthers' defense to 
handle as they scored live goals, while 
the offense struggled to possess the ball 
and get shots, resulting in a 5-0 defeat. 

On Oct. 23, HIT was in action 
for Us final home game of the season. 
After 00 hard-fought minutes, the Pan 
thers unfortunate!) came away with a 
1-0 loss. At Ihe end of (he first half. 
Kirk Rudder was given a red card and 
sent oil. leaving the Panthers to just 10 
men for the remainder of the match. 
I INC A made use of the booking and 
scored the game-winner 1 5 minutes into 
ihe second half. 

In Ihe battle of the Panthers on 
Oct. 10. HPl came OUI on top. defeat- 
ing Birmingham Southern. 2-1. After 
an earl) goal by BSU, High Point settled 
down and at halftone was down 1-0. 
Willi JO minutes remaining, BSU re- 
ceived a red card for a blatant trip from 



behind on Kirk Rudder. High Point took 
advan i i scored two goals v. ithin 10 

minutes. Ihe goal to tie came when 
Kenzo fbchiki chipped the ball across the 
box to Tannei Wightman, who was wan- 
ing to put awav the goal. It was 
Wightman's first goal ol the year, in his 
first game back from injury. The go- 
ahead goal came when an laic l.ona punt 
found it v way through the defense and 
onto Ihe fool of Rick Hanson, who scored 
the game-winner with just over 20 min- 
utes left. I.ona's assist was his lust point 
as a Panther. 

A Panther goalie had a pari in the 
goal against Elon as well. This lime. 
Chris Michener's punt found a streaking 
Kirk Rudder who notched his third goal 
of the season. Unfortunately, the game 
played over break proved to be a lough 
one forHPU. Elon out-hustled HPl and 
was too much for the Panthers, scoring 
live goals to their one goal. To begin ihe 
fall break, ihe Panthers took a short trip 
to visit UNCG. HIT stayed right in the 
game, until the final whistle, but came 
awav with a 3-2 loss. UNCG got on the 
board first, scoring in the 5th minute of 
Ihe game. This didn't stop the Panthers 
from finding their w ay back into the game, 
however, because in the 20th minute, 
freshman Alex Thompson received a 
through ball from Tochiki and found the 
hack of the net to tie the game at one. 
Less than 10 minutes later. Rudder was 
taken down in the box. and Ken/o Tochiki 
put away the free shot, giving the Pan- 
thers a 2-1 lead. UNCO controlled the 
second hall and scored two goals to hold 
off HPl!. On the year. Tochiki is a per- 



fect three Foi three on penally kicks. 

Just before break, the Panthers sul 
leiedao-2 loss to Appalai hian Slate. I lie 
game was closer than the outcome, 
though. App State was able to finish its 
chances while HPl struggled to knock 
awav the needed goals, missing b) mere 
inches. The Panthers hit the post and 
crossbar ami missed a breakaway. 
Tochiki was the onl) Panther to find the 
net. as he scored two goals. His first goal 
came when High Point received a free 
kick from about 25 yards out. and he con- 
verted the goal nicely by bending it 
around the wall and into the top right cor- 
ner of ihe goal. His second goal came via 
the penally strip. 

On Homecoming, the Panthers 
showed no pity, scoring four times to 
overpower Mount Olive. 4-1. Rudder 
scored a pair of goals, (iareth McLelland 
and Hanson scored the other two goals, 
while Tochiki recorded an assist along 
with Aaron Andree. ECU topped the Pan- 
thers 2-0. out shooting them 27-0. l.ona 
was key in keeping the Panthers within 
distance as he stopped nine shots, includ- 
ing two penalty kicks. HPl' made a val- 
iant effort to slay in the game, but just 
couldn't finish to gain a victory. "Eric 
played an absolutely wonderful game lo 
keep us in it. We had some good contri- 
butions from some people that won't 
show up in the stats and some good per- 
formances oil the bench." said HPl) Head 
( oach Peter Broadley. lor the year. Lona 
has stopped four PK's. Michener also has 
stopped a PK. 

Mercer also showed no mercy to- 
ward the Panthers, dominating them 5- 1 . 



High Point got on the board Inst with 
a penalty kick Just minutes before 
that, the) went down to 10 men. when 
the red card haunted Rudder again. 
The Panthers played down a man lor 
neai Iv 88 minutes of the contest. The 
game was closer than ihe outcome. 

"I don't think the score is in- 
dicative of how we played," Coach Pe- 
ter Broadley said. "It was very close 
for two-thirds of the game until they 
broke it open. But we played very hard 
a man down and tried to shuttle in as 
many subs as possible to keep fresh 
legs out there." 

High Point finishes the season on 
Ihe road al Radford Saturday, Nov. 2, 
and at Campbell, Wednesday, Nov. 6. 
Ihe conference tournament begins No- 
v. 14. 

The Radford game should deter- 
mine Ihe Panthers' seeding, but they 
most likely will receive either a six or 
seven seed, out ol eight. 



Schedule 

Men 's Soccer 

November 2 9 Radford 
November 6 9 Campbell 

Big South Championship 

November 14-17 9) Rock Hill, S.C. 

Women \ Soccer 
November 2 <& Wot'ford 

Big South Championship 
November 7-4 Q Charleston. S.C. 



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With recent loss 



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In A&E : Annie Get Your Gun!.. Wild Wild West comes alive on stage 



HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 

Campus Chronicle 





Apogee wants your 
writing 

It's time to see your creative writ- 
ing in print and to make a contribution 
to cultural life at HPU. 

Apogee, the university's literary 
journal, is accepting submissions of po- 
etry, short fiction and personal essays 
until the Monday. Dec. 2 deadline. 

Follow these directions: poems 
(maximum 1 single-spaced typed page 
each); short stories (maximum 5 double- 
spaced typed pages each); personal es- 
says and creative nonfietion (maximum 
5 double-spaced typed pages each). 

There is a limit of two submissions 
per contributor per category. Manu- 
scripts cannot be returned to authors. 

On a sheet attached to your work, 
please include name, class, hometown. 
HPU activities, address and phone num- 
ber. 

Send your submission to Dr. Butch 
Hodge. Apogee faculty editor. English 
Department, Box 3111, Campus Mail 

Art Events on Campus 

Three events are occurring on the 
busy campus art scene. 

A permanent collection of work by 
members of the art department is on ex- 
hibition in Hayworth Fine Arts Center. 
The show coincides with the official 
opening of the new facility tonight. 

A juried art show will also be dis- 
played in Hayworth Dec. 2-11. Art stu- 
dents can enter any work they have done 
at HPU. Judges will choose the best 
works for the show. 

Work is continuing on the "famous 
artist" painted rocking chairs, which are 
done in the styles of such masters as 
Monet and Dali. The rocking chairs will 
be auctioned as a fund-raiser for the Art 
C\ub.-Mary Puckett- 

SGA News 

The semester's last senate meeting 
will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. 
in the Great Room. All bills for the meet- 
ing and organizational budgets for the 
spring must be submitted to the Office 
of Student Life by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 
26. All students are welcome at the 
meeting. 

Final Traffic Court 

The final Traffic Court this fall will 
occur Thursday, Dec. 5 in the 
Westminster Room 4-7 p.m. To have 
your case heard, please see Mrs. Betsy 
Orcutt in Student Life and fill out the 
information sheet she provides by noon 
on Wednesday, Dec. 4. You will be con- 
tacted about the time of your hearing. 
Bring your evidence. Questions? Call 
Dana Yates, SGA judicial vice president, 
at x6372. 



Gloomy weather doesn't dampen 
Arbor Day proceedings 



By Dana Yates 

Stuff W 'rile r 

Damp weather didn't stop the cam- 
pus celebration of Arbor Day on Oct. 29. 
As the rain came down, students stayed 
warm and dry on the second floor of the 
Hayworth Fine Arts Center for the pre- 
sentation of two American Sourwoods, 
new additions to the 
Greensward. 

Benjamin 
Briggs, the director of 
historic preservation 
studies of Randolph 
Community College, 
was the speaker. 
Briggs described how 
the city of High Point 
has worked to be- 
come a tree city. In 
its attempt, the city has designated pub- 
lic park areas throughout High Point, 
such as Blair Park and City Park, and is 
working on a plan to plant red maples 
along Main Street. "This city recognizes 
the value of tree planting." said Briggs. 
In the early 1900s, elms once grew down 
the sides of Main Street. Their limbs 
formed a canopy above the street. In 
1915, the trees were cut to put up 




Benjamin Briggs, Photo by Krista Adkins 
guest speaker at the Arbor Day 
celebration 



streetlights. The city's efforts continued 
in the '60s, when it planted holly trees 
along Main Street, and then in the '80s, it 
planted Bradford pears and Chinese elms. 
Samantha Routh. president of the 
Student Government Association, read the 
proclamation of Arbor Day. She said that 
in the last year, nine trees have been lost 
on campus due to drought and disease, 
and in addition to the 
Sourwoods, 37 trees 
have been planted. 

Asked if students 
should be more in- 
volved with the tree 
preservation on this 
campus, Routh an- 
swered, "It should al- 
ways be a concern for 
people, no matter what 
age group, to maintain 
the condition of our environment. If we 
can't be trusted with it, who can?" 

University Arbor Day 2002 was 
sponsored by the Biology Club, the Out- 
door Club and Students for Environmen- 
tal Awareness. The University celebrates 
Arbor Day as an initiative to make the 
campus an arboretum. Mrs. Libby 
Martinson, wife of President Jacob C. 
Martinson, leads this effort. 



=^^ First time in HPU history =■ 

Cross country dominates Big 
South Championships 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

The men's cross country team took 
home High Point's first Big South cham- 
pionship in any team sport on Nov. 2 in 
Rock Hill, S.C. The Panthers dominated 
the competition, winning with 29 points. 
Second-place finisher Coastal Carolina 
was far behind with 70. The champion- 
ship capped coach Al Barnes's two-year 
run for the title. 

High Point had seven runners finish 
in the top 15. Senior Tommy Evans led 
the squad with a strong second-place fin- 
ish. Third, fifth and sixth place were cap- 
tured by teammates Jeff Fariman, Taylor 
Milne and Bubba Hill respectively. Dan 
Gariepy, Derek Nakluski and Alex 
Baikovs each finished in the top 15. 

Barnes became the first coach in 



school history to be named the sole Big 
South coach of the year. Former women's 
basketball coach Dr. Joe Ellenburg shared 
the award during the 2000-2001 season. 
Evans, Fairman, Milne and Hill were re- 
warded with selections to the Big South 
All-Conference team. 

Barnes credits the team's recent suc- 
cess to the effort his squad has contrib- 
uted. He says, "(There is) a new desire 
on the team. ..to out-train the other 
teams." 

When it is mentioned that his team 
is the first in school history to win a Big 
South title, he smiles and states, "No other 
team will be able to claim that. No one 
will ever be able to be first again." 

The women's cross country team also 
had successes during the season. They 
claimed their first win in several years and 

See CC, page 5 



NC author 
honors scholars 

By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

North Carolina author Ann B. Ross 
spoke Nov. 6 before a High Point Liter- 
ary League luncheon that also honored 
two scholarship recipients from HPU. 

The Literary League consists of more 
than 4(K) members formed for the purpose 
of promoting reading. They have also 
endowed scholarships that are given to 
two female High Point University stu- 
dents who show promise with their writ- 
ing. The awarding of the scholarships is 
done at a meeting once a year that also 
highlights a well-known author. 

Ross has gained prominence follow- 
ing the publication of her Miss Julia se- 
ries. Three of the books are now in print 
with a fourth due April, 2003. She is un- 
der contract for three more books in the 
series, and to keep to that schedule, Ross 
said, "I have contracts so I can't wait for 
inspiration. I write three to four hours a 
day, seven days a week, and I think of it 

See Ross, page 5 

Journey to child- 
hood home 
proves inspiring 

By Niekie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

Dr. Kate Fowkes, associate profes- 
sor of media studies and author of a schol- 
arly study of ghost films, stayed in Lon- 
don this year to research a screenplay idea 
and returned with a beginning novel in- 
stead and many tips for travelers. 

Fowkes said, "I hadn't done screen- 
plays in years and found I really missed 
it. So I started thinking about it, and just 
about that time I had a trip to London." 

Fowkes spent much of her childhood 
in London and the recent trip was a home- 
coming that inspired the idea for the 
screenplay. She then returned to London 
and stayed from January through May, 
writing and doing research for the project. 
The screenplay idea took many twists and 
turns and eventually became a mystery 
novel. 

"It got so complicated," she said, 
"that I felt I would be better off by turn- 
ing it into a novel because the huge per- 
centage of movies are made from novels 
anyway and not the other way around." 

See Fowkes, page 5 





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EDITORIAL 



FridaVt November 22, 2002 



'Staff' Editorial 



As elections rolled around, 

tragic event used for 

political gain 



In the midsi ol what was designed 
to be a luting tribute to the late Minne- 
sota Senatoi Paul Wellstone and mem- 
bers ol Ins family, the Democratic party 
succeeded in making a mockery ol mo- 
rality The tribute became a political 
rail) ol sorts, complete with persuasive 
speeches intended to sell voters and 
maintain the congressional seat. 

The defining turning point tame 
when Wellstone's friend and campaign 
manager, Rick Kahn, took the stage: "II 
Paul Wellstone's legac) in the Senate 
comes to an end iust days alter tins un- 
speakable tragedy, our spirits will be 
crushed, and we will drown in a river ol 
tears. We are begging you, do not let tins 
happen." Republicans and even Inde- 
pendents such as Minnesota Governoi 
Jesse Ventura were quick to criticize this 
distasteful act which ultimately cost the 
Democratic replacement candidate. 
Walter Mondalc, the election. Prior to 
this bra/en scene. Mondalc was easily 
on Ins way to winning the race that 
Wellstone led. 

The silver lining in all of this con- 
trovers) is that the American public es 
penally the Minnesota voters, succeeded 
in leaching these lobb) ists an embarrass 
ing lesson in regard to their acts ol 
shamelessness. In different parts ol Min- 
nesota, the high \otei turnout exceeded 
the number of ballots, but no voter was 
tumedaway. The majority of these vot 



ers chose Republican Norm Coleman to 
be their senator over Mondalc. In ef- 
fect, the Democrats went to a great deal 
of trouble to create a rails, display their 
lack ol principles, and dig their own 

grave. 

The actions ol the Minnesota Mit- 
ers speak loudly on behall ol American 
virtues. These voters proved their abil- 
ity to see that politicians who place a 
motivation Foi power above the charac 
ter ami integrity ol the candidate are e\ 
actl) the kind ol politicians who spoil 
democratic principles. 

The voter turnout lor this election 
may have been respectable in compari- 
son to recent years, but is still disgrace- 
ful when viewed from the standpoint of 
those who fought so long to win us the 
privilege to vote Perhaps this could be 
attributed to the indifference that most 
politicians have toward anything that 
does not win them power, lame or 
money, Such corrupt motivations cause 
Americans to be apathetic to the circus 
that politics so often creates. II politi- 
cians genuinely care about curing the in- 
difference of the American people, they 
should be so keen as to reexamine their 
purpose and seek answers in respectabil- 
ity, not shameful pride. Surprising as it 
may be, Americans are smart enough to 
recognize the difference, and our soci- 
ety is still moral enough to punish the 
immodest and blatant acts of the bold. 



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When holiday shopping goes 
bad: the horrors of gift giving 



By Erin Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

As the holiday season approaches, 
one must begin that dreaded practice 
known as Christmas shopping. 

That term "Christmas shopping" 
should be accompanied by the theme 
from "Psycho" or some other form of 
horror or suspense music. 

One must deal with overcrowded 
malls, infested with pushy people, while 
knowing that by the end of the day, 
one's wallet will feel three-fourths 
lighter, which isn't the most pleasant 
thought in the world. 

Not only is the actual shopping 
experience horrible, the debating what 
to get someone is even worse. 

Everyone wants to find that perfect 
gilt for each person on the Christmas 
list, but I don't think that can be done. 
Every time I attempt to do so, I receive 
that fake smile when the gift is un- 
wrapped on Christmas morning, fol- 
lowed by, "This is exactly what I 
wanted," as that person slowly pushes 
the gilt away into the pile of random 
gifts. Do they think I can't see through 
their facades? I guess Christmas sud- 
denly makes people believe they're in- 
visible. It used to be so much easier 



when I made gifts out of popsicle sticks. 
Ah, to be 15--I mean 5- again! 

During the Christmas season, to 
me, the mall is known as Hell. I'm 
sorry, but parking three miles away 
from stores is not my idea of fun. As 
you get to the doors seven hours later, 
you're cheered up a little when you see 
a man ringing a bell to collect change 
for the Salvation Army. But, inside, the 
mall is a mad-house. I thought people 
were supposed to be full of holiday 
cheer. Pushing in front of others just to 
get in line faster does not say, "Ho, ho, 
ho" to me. Everyone seems to be con- 
stantly rushing, as if each store is on 
fire, and they have to run in, get that 
special sweater and run out. Because 
God knows there aren't enough sweat- 
ers for everyone. By the time the hor- 
rid experience is over, I'm in such a bad 
mood. I have the Muzak version of 
"Jingle Bells" stuck in my head, and all 
I want to do is ring the neck of that 
change collector outside, just like he's 
ringing that bell. How's that for holi- 
day cheer? 

Just thinking about a repeat perfor- 
mance of all of Uiis in die upcoming sea- 
son is making me break out in hives. I 
must have some popsicle sticks around 
here somewhere. 



The 'Possum Postulate' 



By: Kristen Via 

Special to the Chronicle 

English; we've all been there. A rela- 
tively survivable class, as classes go. The 
only problem is that these classes are al- 
most always accompanied by vexing lil- 
erai v works, classified as legitimate read- 
ing material by their age alone. These 
books are bad (everything by Ernest 
Hemingway comes to mind), they have 
always been bad and they will continue 
to pollute the sea of literature until ev- 
ery last one of them has been eradicated 
by a merciful bonfire of liberation; but I 
digress. 

The problem that we all lace is, 
when our opinion is asked by the illus- 
trious professor, the simple statement 
"it's bad" is viewed as an unacceptable 



answer and our reputation as the class 
smart-aleck is secured. Unfortunately, 
there arc few options open to us for re- 
demption since "it's bad" can hardly 
counter (he professor's interpretation of 
the work's "deeper meaning." But are 
these deeper meanings not merely des- 
perate attempts to validate the book? 
Sometimes things are just bad. 

Things may seem hopeless, but it is 
not so. As one belter associated with the 
sciences. I oiler up the "'Possum Postu- 
late (of my own invention)" as proof that 
"it's bad" is a viable and self-supporting 
answer. 

Consider the noble opossum; an or- 
dinary mammal of the marsupial variety, 
which seems to have the misfortune of a 

See Possum, page 4 



Editor 's note: This is Erin Sullivan 's response to Megan Powers ' 
letter to the editor titled "More than weak lines needed to hold 
interest" in the Nov. I issue. 

Writer's response: 
life is short, lighten up 



By lain Sullivan 

Staff Water 

In response to what Megan Pow- 
ers took from my column, "Ladies, like 
to party? Watch out for distasteful 
pickup lines," I would like to say thank 
you for having interest in it enough to 
respond to it. But you seem to have 
misinterpreted my intentions in the ar- 
ticle. 

My outlook on lame pickup lines 
is more of a sarcastic, light-hearted na- 
ture. There is never going to be an end 
to these drunken lines, no matter what 
is said So one can only find humor in 



the mindlessness of it all. This isn't an 
issue that one must run out and burn a 
bra over in protest. 

Many are aware of the fact (hat 
there is much more to life than 
"drunken parties and meaningless 
physical gratification." But, where are 
you on Friday and Saturday nights? 
Much of the campus is attending par- 
ties, where this type of behavior will 
occur. One cannot get into a huff and 
storm out of a parly each and every time 
a lame pickup line is used. 

Life doesn't need to be taken seri- 
ously each and every minute of the day. 
Have some humor. 




As flections rolled around, 
tragic event used for 




Friday, November 22, 2002 



OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Apathy poisons young voters who fail to 
realize the power of the vote 



By Derek Shealey 

Staff Writer 

The 2002 Congressional elections 
have been at the center of much discus- 
sion lately. 

America is anticipating the new is- 
sues and policies our government will 
undertake, in the aftermath of midterm 
races in which the Republicans emerged 
victorious. The GOP now controls the 
majority of seats in the U.S. Senate. 
Republicans have been given the power 
to make key decisions concerning edu- 
cation, health care, jobs and the ques- 
tion of a looming war with Iraq. 

The question that I am struggling 
with, however, is that despite all voting 
booths nationwide, why were so few of 
them occupied by young people? I 
voted, but most of my friends and peers 
didn't. It came as a shock when I real- 
ized that I was the only young person 
in line. Everyone else appeared to be at 
least 40 or older. It would have been an 
ideal time for teens and twenty-some- 
things to vote, a sunny Saturday after- 
noon, but that wasn't the case. 

A recently conducted survey focusing 
on voting yielded some interesting re- 
sults. This year, only four in 10 Ameri- 



cans will go to the trouble of casting a 
ballot. For younger people, the number 
is much smaller. 

Voting is the essential backbone of 
a properly functioning democracy. The 
American people, in choosing their lead- 
ers and represen- 
tatives, exercise 
definite author- 
ity. They let it be 
known what is- 
sues and pro- 
grams matter to 
them the most. 
So why has vot- 
ing become so 
unpopular? I be- 
lieve that voting 
has lost its luster. 
There were so 
many horror sto- 
ries from the 
2000 election 

about malfunctioning machines, dis- 
counted votes and corrupt campaign prac- 
tices. 

These negative elements left many 
Americans, particularly Democrats, un- 
sure of the power of a vote. They start to 
ask if there are influences that could work 
against their decision. 



Secondly, I think that the candidates 
tend to be too one-dimensional in what 
and whom they represent. There's the one 
senator who wants more insurance for 
lower class workers, better health care and 
tax cuts. Another wants a strict crime bill 

and higher 
taxes. They're 
either the "con- 
servative" or 
the "'moderate." 
People don't 
identify exclu- 
sively with ei- 
ther candidate, 
but agree with 
some of both's 
ideas. A candi- 
date who has a 
broad, diverse 
appeal and has a 
variety of plat- 
forms might at- 
tract more voters. 

Finally, as times change, voting has 
less of an influence on our culture. As a 
young African-American, I can best ex- 
emplify this by comparing the attitudes 
about voting shared by black teenagers 
40 years ago to the attitudes of black teens 
today. In the 1960s, voting rights were 



This year, only four 

in 10 Americans 

will go to the 

trouble of casting a 

ballot. For younger 

people, the number 

is much smaller." 



denied to blacks and we had to fight hard 
to attain those rights. The idea of being 
able to vote in a public election was very 
appealing for that generation because it 
was a bold, empowering and self-defin- 
ing action. There were also much more 
crime, discrimination, and poverty back 
then, so people really had causes to sup- 
port their vote. 

African-Americans have since en- 
joyed a great deal of progress economi- 
cally and socially. This is a good thing, 
but it can also overshadow the fact that 
inequality is still a major force in 
America. Young black voters, or minor- 
ity voters in general, are not aware of 
this problem because they've been given 
the impression that things are fair and 
balanced in our society. 

Americans are becoming too lax in 
terms of political participation. It's ob- 
vious that your vote doesn't always 
swing things in your favor. But if you 
refuse to do anything, you really don't 
have a right to complain about poor 
health care, unemployment, poor 
schools, high crime, inept judges and 
pollution. Voting is important because 
the people who are put in charge will 
make decisions that will affect us and 
determine the quality of our lives. 



Living up to the HPU 
mission statement 



NRA: the enemy of justice 



By Gena Smith 
Staff Writer 

You won't find it on event pam- 
phlets, applications or posted around 
school, but the "history" section of the 
website harbors the university's mission 
statement. 

". . .To help us appreciate and to love 
our own, to know our needs and oppor- 
tunities, and make ourselves more effi- 
cient servants of Christ": The words are 
bold and powerful, but are they being 
practiced? 

In 1989, 150 people from all over 
the country, including about 10 presi- 
dents from other universities, gathered 
to determine the goals of what was then 
known as High Point College. This na- 
tional commission on the future of HPC 
revised the written goals of the founders 
and came up with the above statement. 

HPU President Dr. Jacob C. 
Martinson said, "We presuppose that 
people understand" the mission state- 
ment because of the Methodist affilia- 
tion. However, he said, "We probably 
presuppose too much." Though it is not 
visibly seen, "I think it is very real," said 
Martinson. "The faculty is very commit- 
ted, but that doesn't mean they are all 
Christians." 

Required classes in religion, open 
chapel service and many ethics classes 
offer students opportunities to fulfill this 
mission statement: the chance to appre- 
ciate other students, find the knowledge 
necessary to decipher what we need and 
give opportunities to be servants of 
Christ. But does every student leave each 
class with a better appreciation of his 
peers? With knowledge of what needs 
to be done? With the satisfaction of hav- 



ing served Christ? 

Only the student can decide 
whether the mission statement will be 
practiced. Most students, including this 
one, many times leave class saying, 
"One down, two to go." Also, only in 
relationships, not in classes, can this 
mission statement be executed. Besides, 
all students aren't Christian, which 
means they are not going to even pre- 
tend to be more efficient servants of 
Christ. 

I'm not saying every student needs 
to become Christian, but regardless of 
religious preference, social status, race 
and anything else thai groups people to- 
gether, each student needs to do all they 
can to let others know who they are. 

So how can students do this? By 
getting involved. Not only in the col- 
lege activities, but in community ones 
as well. Visiting retirement homes, 
children's homes, prisons, getting in- 
volved in prayer groups, political 
groups and volunteer groups are all 
ways of living out the university's mis- 
sion statement. 

As Christians or non-Christians, 
we will never appreciate those around 
us if we only concentrate on the next 
thing on our list to cross off. We will 
never know our needs if we don't take 
hold of the opportunities to find them. 
And we will never be more efficient 
servants of Christ or better the world 
around us, if we never talk to anyone 
but those who have the same beliefs as 
ourselves. 

"What you believe is who you are," 
said Martinson. If we never take the op- 
portunities to voice those beliefs or 
practice them - how will anyone know 
who we are? 



By Justin Martin 

Staff' Writer 

The recent sniper murders have re- 
newed my distaste for civil gun owner- 
ship. Perhaps I should have been angry 
with the gun lobby all along, since a child 
is shot dead every eight days in North 
Carolina. 

But, no, I have never been this dis- 
gusted with the National Rifle Associa- 
tion. As the nation recovers from a terri- 
fying accumulation of human slaughter, 
the NRA strives to keep American lives 
in jeopardy. 

They hope to strike down ballistics 
fingerprinting, which could, in a homi- 
cide investigation, link deadly bullets to 
specific guns and help catch murderers. 
The NRA has managed to protect such 
murderers in 48 states by defeating fin- 
gerprinting efforts everywhere except 
New York and Maryland (although in 
Maryland, the NRA has limited finger- 
printing to handguns, excluding sniper 
rifles). 

NRA Executive Wayne LaPierre 
feels that discussion of ballistics is just a 
way to "politicize the debate." "With 
every tragedy involving firearms," he 
says, "whether it's a post office or school 
shooting, you have an opportunistic at- 
tempt by gun control groups and some 
politicians to trade on a tragedy." 

Wrong, Wayne. I'm a Republican; 
I'm not trying to politicize anything. It 
just so happens when my countrymen/ 
women are shot dead, I'd like to sec that 
it doesn't happen again. 

It is actually the NRA that politicizes 
the debate by arguing ballistic fingerprint- 
ing is a step toward gun abolition. Wrong. 

Many gun experts believe that bal- 
listic fingerprinting is a way to save lives 
and catch killers. Litigation Director of 
the Violence Policy Center, Mathew 



Nosanchuk, feels ballistic fingerprinting 
is feasible but laments that, thanks to the 
NRA, "there is not a lot of momentum" 
with the issue. 

There should be. 

Boston Globe columnist Derrick 
Jackson notes that "this is a nation where 
every car is registered, every credit card 
transaction goes into a database, and ev- 
ery Internet transaction seems to result in 
a marketer knowing your business. Yet 
the federal government does not have (he 
courage to force people to register lethal 
weapons... all because ol the NRA." 

If gun fingerprinting were able to 
save at least one of the children killed each 
week in North Carolina, wouldn't it be 
worthwhile? The NRA doesn't think so; 
they're just interested in arming anyone 
they can. 

Thil is an organization that opposes 
trigger locks for handguns, a measure that 
would protect children from accidental 
shootings (and adults, loo, for that mat- 
ter). 

The NRA also opposes a legal age of 
21 for purchasing handguns, preferring 
instead to arm teens. 

NRA President Charlton Heston 
warns gun-control activists that to get his 
rifle they'll have to pry it from his "cold. 
dead hands," (that from Heston's timely 
speech given 10 days after the Columbine 
killings). 

I submit that the NRA is partially re- 
sponsible for 12 cold, dead bodies in the 
recent sniper murders. 

Were ballistics fingerprinting in 
place, killers like Lee Malvo and John 
Muhammad could be caught sooner and 
fewer people would die. 

And some of the roughly 2S,0()() 
people shot dead each year in the United 
States would be saved. 

Thirty thousand people. That's a lot 
of cold hands. 



Apathy poisons young voters who fail to 
realize the power of the vote 



Living up to the HPU | NRA:the 
mission statement 



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OPINION 



Friday, November 22, 2(M)2 



Why 
sometimes 



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it's bad' 

is good 

enough 

Possum, continued from 
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fad leads (o many meeting (heir sor- 
rowful end on the side of the freeway. 
Most of us (hopefully all of us) regard 
this scene with pity and compassion for 
the slam creature. A very few, however, 
see the vast opportunities presented by 
this and other specimens ol "road kill " 

It is not unheard ol lor one of these 
eccentric beings to scrape the unfortu- 
nate creature off the pavement, place it 
on a canvas, drop a cinder block on it, 
hang it on the wall and call it "art." The 
sane ones of us should he appalled at 
the thought of such a travesty and pas- 
sionately declare that this is "bad." The 
artist and others of his or her ilk would 
perhaps argue that it is actually a very 
deep and highly symbolic piece. The 
opossum symbolizes humanity and the 
human spirit. The cinder block symbol- 
izes the pressures of the world. Put the 
two together and we have a brilliant ex- 
ample of how the pressures in our soci- 
ety can crush the seeming indomitable 
human spirit. 

Nice try. It's still bad. 

Finding this example a little hard 
to swallow? To tell the truth, I'm not 
completely sure it's ever happened. 
What I am sure ol is that, in a show- 
room in the bine Arts Center lor the 
New River Valley (in Virginia), one can 
find, staring at from behind a glass cov- 
ered briefcase, a freeze dried opossum 
with glowing eyes. This specimen is the 
handiwork of Ed Biggar, who special- 
izes in pieces made up of glass, neon 
or related gasses (in the case of the 
opossum, the gas is argon) and what- 
ever he happens to get his hands on. As 
lor the opossum, lie found it m the duct 
work of his office building where the 
animal had been trapped, starved to 
death ami effectively freeze dried. 
When the animal was discovered, in- 
spiration struck Biggar ami his piece. 
titled "( )n the Road Again," came to be. 
Don't believe me? Do a search on the 
web. You'll find it. 

I do not mean to pick on the artists 
in our society (my sister happens to be 
one) and the joys of spending an 
evening at the local art museum are not 
lost to me, but this example was just 
too good to pass up. Squished opossums 
do not an artist make. The "deeper 
meanings" are pointless and do noth- 
ing to vindicate it. Hence, the statement 
"it's bail" is sufficient to refute the va- 
lidity of the work. 

Thus the 'Possum Postulate is 
proven and applicable to so many other 
situations. Going back to English class, 
one can now stand tall and proud, de- 
claring once and for all that the 
professor's arguments are null and void 
and site a certain possum for support 
of this argument. The statement "it's 
bad" can now hold its own. Good luck 
to you all in your struggles to defeat 
inferior literature and I bid you "good 
day." 



ATM debacle brings to light 
questions of honesty and integrity 



By Bill Piser 
Staff Writer 

On the night of Nov. 1 2, many High 
Point students found themselves with 
a little more money in then pockets. 
This extra cash was the result of an error 
in the campus ATM, giving patrons ad- 
ditional money with their withdrawals. 
The news of this malfunction led to the 
formation of a lengthy line of eager stu- 
dents, awaiting their chance to withdraw 
funds. The students in line, according 
to one witness, topped 30 before a po- 
lice officer intervened alter I I p.m. and 
sen! them away. 

Those students are thieves. They 
may not wear black ski masks or carry 
deadly weapons, but many have proven 
that they are willing and able to rob a 
bank. And quite literally, they did rob 
the hank. These students, no matter how 
they justify their actions, knew that they 
were attempting to take money that 
didn't belong to them. 

lis unfortunate (hat this incident 
occurred, yet I believe that it is impor- 
tant for the University, because it shows 
a serious character Haw in some stu- 
dents. The actions of the students in 
line that night show a lack of integrity 
and honesty, two traits that are quickly 
disappearing in our changing world. 



The thieves chose not to think about 
the consequences of their decisions. In 
any given ethics class, a core require- 
ment for all students, we learn about the 
different stake holders in the deci- 
sions made by individuals and groups 
and how our choices can have serious 
repercus- 
sions on 
other par- 
ties. On 
Nov. 12, 
many stu- 
dents failed 
the real test. 
T h e 
group effort 
by the stu- 
dents on 
Tuesday not 
only reflects 
poorly on 
them, but 
also has an 

impact on the reputation of the univer- 
sity. What sort of impression do you 
think we've left on Wachovia Bank? 
The individuals who participated in 
the incident may have weakened the 
relationship between this institution and 
our school. Seemingly small transgres- 
sions like this do affect those around us 
as well. 




Our little campus "bank heist" im- 
mediately reminded me of a news story 
that surfaced in the months following 
Sept. II. On the day of the attacks, a 
major bank's computer network went 
down, allowing many people to abuse 
the system by overdrawing thousands of 
dollars from their accounts. These 
sick people capitalized on our 
country's darkest time for their own 
selfish gain and probably bad a 
similar mindset to the student par- 
ticipants in our own ATM situation. 
The difference here is that our stu- 
dents must only repay the money 
withdrawn, while those in New 
York are getting what they deserve 
- criminal charges. 

As college students and the fu- 
ture of an increasingly corrupt 
country, we must seek to become 
men and women of character and 
integrity. How would you like it if 
I stole your car because you acci- 
dentally left the keys in the ignition? This 
is the same thing as students taking ad- 
vantage of the bank's mistakes. 

November 12 may be remembered 
as a lucky night by some of our friends 
and classmates, but I will recall it as just 
another disturbing incident that is all 
too telling of the kind of world we live 
in today. 



Boy Scouts of America a private 
organization; leave them alone 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

Over the last few weeks, contro- 
versy has erupted over the decision of 
the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy 
Scouts of America to expel one of its 
members who is a professed atheist. 
Nineteen-year-old Darrell Lambert, a 
highly decorated Scout, plans to chal- 
lenge the controversial decision in yet 
another attempt to force the private or- 
ganization to accept those who disagree 
with its core values. 

This is not the first case of its kind; 
other atheists have challenged the BSA 
about their cxclusivism regarding be- 
lief in a deity. More well known 
arc the fights to allow homosexu- 
als into the children's gioup either 
as members or Scout leaders. I had 
hoped that the Political Correctness 
movement bad gone the way of the 
Dodo, but I see my optimism did 
not pay off in this matter. Even in 
a post-Sept. 1 1 world, there are 
those that still insist on viewing our 
planet as some blissful Utopia 
where everyone loves each other 
and we all gel along because, tol- 
erant beings that we are, we all 
agree on everyUiing. I'll admit that 
sounds nice, but I'm afraid that it 
has little substance. 

Let's discuss this idea of tolerance 
for a moment. "Tolerance" is one of 
those great PC buzzwords that people 
love to throw around but usually use 
hypocritically. Before you brand me as 
a detestable bigot, let me clarify some- 
thing: I do think, in principle, the idea 
of tolerance is a positive one; it dem- 



onstrates an open mind and willingness 
to attempt to understand that which we 
may not care for. 

My problem comes when it is applied 
to situations like the Seattle BSA where 
it is only one-sided. If we truly are an 
enlightened society that believes in toler- 
ance, then we must be willing to tolerate 
those we do not agree with. We may not 
like the idea that BSA does not want athe- 
ists or homosexuals in its ranks, but if we 
practice what we preach, we will respect 
their beliefs. Tolerance is easy, and worth- 
less, if it only means diat popular ideas 
are embraced in its name. True tolerance 
means looking that which we most de- 
spise in the eye and recognizing its right 



9 "If we truly are an 
enlightened society that 

believes in tolerance, 
then we must be willing 

to tolerate those we do 
not agree with." 



to exist within the laws of man and na- 
ture. Thus, all you free-loving, open- 
minded tolerant people out there, you 
have to recognize the rights of everyone 
- the Ku Klux Klan, fundamentalists, 
even NAMBLA (North American Man- 
Boy Love Association). Now, that last 
example I specifically listed to illustrate 
what I think is the problem with tolerance 



- you have to put up with garbage like 
that. Some stuff is just sick, and 
shouldn't be allowed anywhere, so I 
guess I'm intolerant after all. 

In regards to the Boy Scouts of 
America case, there is one other major 
item that must be considered: it is a pri- 
vate organization. Since it receives no 
taxpayer dollars, it can exclude whom- 
ever it chooses. This really makes jhe 
whole argument moot, but there are 
those that will not be satisfied until even 
our private organizations are not al- 
lowed to decide who their membership 
can be. It is this law that allows all- 
male schools to exclude females, and 
vice- versa. Wait. . .remember The Cita- 
del, the private military school in 
South Carolina that was forced to 
accept female recruits? I guess 
double standards do exist; other- 
wise, Meredith College would have 
been forced to accept my applica- 
tion and that of any other young 
man that wanted to further his edu- 
cation surrounded by females (OK, 
so I didn't actually apply to 
Meredith - but if The Citadel's case 
is any example, Meredith would 
have to let me in). 

In conclusion, America, get 
over it. Private organizations have 
every right to exclude those that do 
not share their basic tenets; forcing them 
to include would make us intolerant of 
their beliefs, not to mention infringing 
upon their rights as private institutions. 
Let us all hope that the PC movement 
dies a quick and agonizing death, so that 
we can keep our right to believe what 
we want, even if it does not please ev- 
eryone. 



ATM debacle brings to light 
questions of honesty and integrity 



Boy Scouts of America a private 
organization; leave them alone 




Friday, November 22, 20O2 



NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 



Trading Spaces 
comes to HPU 




By Angel Ashton 

Staff Writer 

The residents of second floor 
Yadkin and third floor North came to- 
gether Family Weekend and traded 
spaces to decorate their impersonal- 
looking bathrooms. 

In the Yadkin second floor bath- 
room, the North group adorned the 
stalls with inspiring quotes and simple 
grapes. One stall says, "Happiness is 
not a destination, it is a method of life," 
a quote 
from Bur- 
ton Hills. 
Along the 
c r e a m 
walls is a 
grapevine 

horder that adds a touch of elegance to 
the formerly blah-looking walls. The 
grape design is repeated on the shower 
curtains, hut it is the comforting pres- 
ence of the forest green curtains on the 
windows and under the sink area that 
firings the room together to distract from 
the pea soup-green tiles. The added 
touches of a small chalkboard and vines 
decorating the mirror give you a feel- 
ing of being in a well-loved aunt's house 
and not a communal bathroom. 

Yadkin residents went for a 
bright, cheerful stars and planet design 
with a dreams-and-wishes theme. The 
program was successful in being a fun 
group activity and adding much-needed 
eye candy to the most neglected part of 



the campus, the dorms. 

"I thought it was really good for 
the girls on my hall because they got to 
know each other better," says Ashley 
Goodrich, the resident director of third 
floor North. Ashley and Stephanie 
Sharp, R.A. of second floor Yadkin, de- 
cided that the "Trading Spaces" idea 
would be a good hall program, so they 
found a weekend to design each other' 
bathrooms. 

"I think we both decorated each 
other's bathrooms the way we would 

have prob- 
ably done 
our own, but 
I actually re- 
ally liked the 
way it 

turned out. I 
think it looks really good and gives the 
bathroom a more homely feel on our 
hall," says Stephanie. 

The project took North about tour 
and half hours to do and Yadkin about 
five hours. The bathrooms show that 
small touches can add glam to the cell- 
block look of bare walls and non- 
descript color design. 

Trading Spaces proved to be an 
inexpensive way to give the communal 
bathrooms a lift from the bare sterility 
of a common public bathroom. "Every- 
one has been very excited about it, and 
other R.A.'s want to do something simi- 
lar on their halls," Sharp said about the 
response on campus. 



Fowkes, continued from front page 



Ross, continued from front page 

as getting up and going to work." She 
added, "Editing of course takes much 
longer." 

She has been taken by surprise 
with the success of the series and told 
how her publisher was even more sur- 
prised. Ross said, "My editor (at 
HarperCollins) had first said that the 
story would be limited to Southern 
women 40 and up. But Miss Julia has 
struck a chord somewhere. Maybe it's 
because there are still a lot of us women 
out there wanting to speak our minds 
and cut loose." 

Ross was a stay-at-home mom in 
the 1^7()s with three children when she 
wrote her first book, a murder mystery. 
She said, "It snowed so many days one 
year that the car was stuck in the drive- 
way, the power came and went, school 
was closed and all the neighborhood 
children were at our house. I'd had it 
anil so I took out a yellow pad and 
wrote, 'They found the body at 10:30 
a.m." That book, "The MurderCure," 
was published by Avon. Two more fol- 
lowed but without much fanfare. 

In the l9S()s she went back to 
school and completed her bachelor's in 
literature. With support from family 
and professors, she earned a master's 
and doctorate in English. She teaches 
at UNC-Asheville, where, she said, 
"I'm treated well, but I can do without 
all the committee meetings." 

Asked about her family's reaction 
to her success, she said, "My husband 
can't understand how writing can be 
called work. My children, though, have 
been known to wander into bookstores 
and rearrange things so my books are 
in front." She also told of a grandson 
taking one of her books lor show-and- 



tell. Afterward at home he asked, 
"Gramma, are you a famous author?" 
Ross answered, "No, honey." The 
grandson then said, "I didn't think so." 

The three books, "Miss Julia 
Speaks Her Mind," "Miss Julia Takes 
Over" and "Miss Julia Plans a Wed- 
ding," have been published in 12 lan- 
guages, and a movie option is pending 
on the lust book. Dolly PaftOfl has con- 
tacted Ross, saying that she and Shirley 
MacLaine are ready to act in the movie. 
Ross is hesitant about Hollywood do- 
ing the film, though. "People in Cali- 
fornia just don't know how to speak 
Southern," she said. 

The best part of writing, according 
to Ross, is "You can make a man any- 
thing you want him lobe." Other main 
character she said, "I'm not Miss Julia. 
We've both been raised to do the proper 
thing and are of the same generation. 
However, Miss Julia has the courage to 
say what's on her mind." 

■Editor's note: Nickic Doyal and 
Cathy Roberts were the recipients of Lit- 
erary League scholarships' 



The working title of her novel is 
"Sleep." 

Fowkes found that London had 
changed from her childhood. She 
said, "It was so much less cosmopoli- 
tan years ago. When you went to 
London, you said, 'This is London.' 
You were in a very particular place be- 
cause the busses all looked different, 
the phone booths looked different and 
the food was different. Now London 
is a major cosmopolitan place. It's 
really a first class city, very user- 
friendly." Fowkes said most of the 
double-decker busses are in museums, 
the red phone booths are gone and the 
food is varied but also very American- 
ized. 

The rise in street crime was a sur- 
prise to Fowkes. "It used to be a very 
sale city. Now there is a lot of crime." 
she said. She mentioned another as- 
pect of street crime that isn't preva- 
lent in the United States. "There was 
an epidemic of cell phone thefts this 
year," she said, " and some of them 
were violent. People would do any- 
thing to get your cell phone, even shoot 
you, whatever." And there were also 
pickpockets. "There was nothing like 
that when I was a child," she said. 
Fowkes suggests that travelers wear 
hidden money belts. 

The transportation system has 
only changed a little since she was 
there many years ago. She said, "The 
transportation system over there has 
always been fantastic. You can jump 
on the underground system, and it's so 
easy to use and very clean." 

As far as advice to student travel- 
ers, she said, "The London Eye 
(London's very large ferris wheel) is 
more beautiful to look at from the out- 
side than it is from the inside. I would 
say go if you want, but don't wait 
hours in line. Instead," she said, "just 
goto the top of a tall building and see 
the views." 

Fowkes told of the best place to 
get dessert. "London can be wickedly 
expensive, but on Trafalgar Square- 
there is a church called St. Martin's in 
the Field and in the basement (of the 
church) is a crypt where there is a caf- 
eteria. Usually you wouldn't associ- 
ate cafeteria with wonderful food, but 



one of the things they serve is some 
sort of apple crumb cake with hot cus- 
tard dribbled over it. It's a great little 
secret," she said. 

About the notoriously gloomy 
weather, she said, "You just have to 
outfit yourself for chilly weather and 
rain and go out anyway." This is es- 
pecially true during the fall and win- 
ter months. "Don't wait for clear 
skies," she said. "Besides, the rain 
makes all the flowers and parks won- 
derful." 

On money matters, Fowkes said: 
"My way is to take travelers' checks 
only as an emergency backup and use 
an ATM card otherwise to get cash 
from machines as this seems to be the 
most convenient." As far as credit 
cards, it you plan to use them as a way 
of avoiding hassles figuring out the 
rate of exchange, she advised students 
to "call your credit caul companies to 
see if they charge an exchange rate 
fee." This is so you won't be surprised 
later when you get your bill. 

Also in regards to using credit 
cards m Europe, Fowkes advised, 
"Call all your credit card companies 
and also your ATM bank and tell them 
you will be out ol the country and tell 
them (he dates you will be gone." She 
added, "Tell them to enter the infor- 
mation into their computer so that 
when you are over there and try to use 
a card, they won't put a hold on it 
while they try to verify that your card 
has not been lost or stolen." 

for travelers who would like to 
go from London to Paris, Fowkes said, 
"The Chunnel is a fantastic way It) get 
there. Three hours and you're dropped 
in the center of Pans. It isn't cheap, 
but it is a way to avoid airports and 
long lines," she said. 

Fowkes also made a suggestion 
about conduct: "Americans tend to be- 
loud and have a strident accent. In 
these days, you don't want to call at- 
tention to yourself as an American 
now when you are abroad. Be polite, 
be conservative and don't be loud." 
She added, "And don't go to a 
McDonald's because that will draw 
even more attention to you." She sa'ul. 
"You're in England anyway, so go to 
a British restaurant." 



CC, continued from front page 

finished fifth in the Big South cham- 
pionship. The coach likens their 
progress to that of the men's team two 
years ago, hinting at the possibility of 
a championship in the next couple 
years. 

Neither one of these teams has 
any intention of slowing next season. 
Both teams claim to have the ability 
to become better by next year. For the 
men's team, this means improvement 



on the impressive 10 ,h place at the 
Nov. 15 NCAA Southeast Regional, 
the highest finish ever for a Big South 
team. It could also mean a future 
berth in the NCAA National Champi- 
onship. For the women's team, there 
is a possible Big South title in the near 
future. 

High Point cross country will be 
turning some heads in the coming 
years. 



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Cobain still haunts us 



By Andrea Griffith 
Editorial Page Editor 

Eighl years after the death of Kun 
Cobain, Ins hand Nirvana is once again 
making headlines. Following a law- 
suit between Cobain 's widow and the 
remaining members of the band, a 
boxed set of Nirvana's music has been 
released The court battle and ex- 
change of animosity are unfortunate 
for fans who are simply looking to pay 
tribute to a lost icon, whose band cre- 
ated a major turning point in music. 

To add to the recent headlines, 
Cobain 's widow 
Courtney Love 
has accepted a S-4 
million ileal to 
have Cobain's 
personal journal 
published. A re 
cent Newsweek 
article featured 
excerpts from 
Cobain's note- 
hooks. His 
thoughts speak 
lor themselves 
Clearly, he 

struggled with lame and success The 
publication of his thoughts evokes a 
sense of guilt in the reader Reading 
his journal could be compared to star- 
ing at the sight of a car accident, the 
reader knows he should look away, but 
instead lie ga/es in amazement and 
grasps every detail he can find, Cobain 
writes. "The most violating thing I've 
fell is not media exaggerations or the 
catty gossip, hul (he rape of my per- 
sonal thoughts." The Newsweek ar- 
ticle quotes Cobain's friend and Hole 
guitarist Eric Erlandson as he speaks 
out against Love's decision to publish 
her husband's personal thoughts: "II 
my journals were made public, I would 
make sure I was reborn as a thorn in 
the side ol the perpetrator." 

From the beginning, Cobain 
struggled with all the attention Nirvana 
won him. The idea of being idolized 
scared him. "Hope 1 die before I turn 
into Pete Townshend," reads his jour- 




nal. When Nirvana gained lame in 
1992, it was credited with revolution- 
izing the music scene, as it marked the 
departure of 'XOs bands such as Poison 
and Guns 'n' Roses. But being called 
the first superstar ol the new punk and 
the new decade wasn't easy for Cobain. 
He hated lor his music to be character- 
ized as "grunge." He hated constant 
comparisons to Pearl Jam. He hated 
the countless interviews he was asked 
to do lor magazines he didn't read. 
Comparisons to legend John Lennon 
were inescapable. Both Lennon and 
Cobain emerged from broken homes, 
experimented with 
drugs, struggled with 
the limelight and de- 
fended their controver- 
sial marriages to contro- 
versial women bans 
rarely side with the wid- 
ows The idea ol 

Courtney Love and 
Yoko Ono profiting 
from a music legacy 
that isn't theirs causes 
resentment. Ill will be- 
tween the w idows anil 
(he former band mem- 
bers certainly doesn't help. 

Harsh statements have been publi- 
cized from both Love and the remain- 
ing members of Nirvana, (irohl and 
Novoselic accused Love of "using her 
claims against the LLC and the surviv- 
ing Nirvana members to continue to 
further her own career goals." Love 
retaliated by declaring that "Kurt 
Cobain was Nirvana... we wish Krisi 
ami Davegreal success in their current 
careers and hope they will soon leave 
control of Kurt's legacy lo his rightful 
heirs." 

Kurt Cobain ended his life in 1994. 
The tragedy continues for fans, as an 
unlikely musical legend still hasn't 
found peaceful rest in his legacy. While 
the release of new Nirvana music 
serves as an appropriate tribute, the 
publication of this private journal 
seems nothing short of utter invasion 
of privacy. As one of his journals 
stated, "If you read, you'll judge." 



'Ring' offers 
few scares 

By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

'The Ring' is a remake of a Japanese 
box office sensation called 'Ringu' that 
appears promising but is ultimately dis- 
appointing. While the reviews have been 
largely positive, (he more astute movie- 
goers react as I did to this film: laughter. 

Ring' revolves around Rachel 
Keller, a single mother who writes for a 
large newspaper. Played by an up-and- 
coming Aussie named Naomi Watts, the 
beautiful Keller is one of the most com- 
pelling characters in this ultimately me- 
diocre horror film. It opens with Watts 
puzzled by the mysterious death of her 
niece, and, after doing some digging, she 
discovers that her niece and three of her 
friends died exactly one week alter 
watching a mysterious videotape in a 
backwoods cabin. Her journalistic in- 
stincts taking 
over, she investi- 
gates finding and 
watching the tape 
herself. Upon do- 
ing this. Keller 
embarks upon a 
personal crusade 
to discover the 
origin of tape. She enlists the help of her 
ex-lover Noah (Martin Henderson) and 
with whom she had a child. Aidan (young 
David Dorfman). I'm not sure of 
Dorfman's acting experience, but this kid 
played disturbed and pseudo-psychic so 
well that I found myself wishing him very 
ill. The remainder of 'The Ring' focuses 
on trying to uncover the secret behind the 
killer tape, which leads to a decade-old 
murder case and a few scary moments. 

Ultimately. 'The Ring' turns out to 
be a movie that is scary until you see what 
is actually behind everything. It should 
have taken a cue from 'The Blair Witch 
Project' , a movie that it emulates in mood 
and scenery, and not revealed the source 
of the terror. After this occurred, I could 
do little more than laugh at the utter ri- 
diculousness of this sham of a film. Those 
that truly enjoy the horror genre may get 
more enjoyment out of this than I, but by 
and large I think the average moviegoer 
would be better off with, well, anything. 




Play shines 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

The Wild, Wild West came alive 
on our own Big South campus as High 
Point University's Music and Theatre 
Programs presented the incomparable 
Irving Berlin musical "Annie Gel Your 
Gun. " Newly constructed Hayworth 
Fine Arts Center echoed with the vi- 
brant Nov. 9 performance of the enor- 
mously talented cast. Directed by Su- 
san Whitenight, Jamie Stone and Mike 
Maykish shined in this tale about what 
happens when love meets competition. 

Complete with a twangy accent 
and cowgirl wardrobe. Jamie Stone 
was irresistible as she encapsulated the 
role of naive and inexperienced Annie 
Oakley. Stone's vocal and stage tal- 
ents displayed in solos such as "You 
Can't Get a Man with a Gun" proved 
to audiences that Annie had more than 
rifle talent. With equal skills but con- 
trasting qualities of charm and aggres- 
siveness, Maykish stood his own as 
shooting ace Frank Butler in numbers 
such as "My Defenses are Down" and 
created irrefutable chemistry with 
Stone that was most recognizable in the 
duets "They Say It's Wonderful" and 
"Anything You Can Do." 

An outstanding supporting cast 
complemented the leads. Most memo- 
rable were John Davis as Frank 
Butler's manager, Christy Brown as 
Butler's assistant Dolly. Mike Tarara 
as Sitting Bull and Benjamin Allen and 
Chris Holmes in an varity of roles. The 
ensemble cast proved its ability to work 
well in such group numbers as "There's 
No Business Like Show Business" and 
"I Got the Sun in the Morning." 

Using intricate detail and impec- 
cable timing, the set transferred the au- 
dience to the appropriate atmosphere. 
The dynamics of the musicians, di- 
rected by Billy Summers, further en- 
hanced the tone. The audience re- 
sponded well to the prideful portrayal 
of a musical that has been in our Broad- 
way consciousness for more than 50 
years. All of these elements brought the 
stage to life as the classic musical was 
celebrated. 



Dennis counts down the top ten of rock and roll 



By Dennis Kern 
Snijt Writer 

David Letterman has his Top Ten list. 
Every night it's a humorous ranking 
of a ridiculous topic. For the last edi- 
tion of the Chronicle for this semester. 
I\l like to lake a shot at the lop ten 
rock and roll bands of all time, heel 
tree to find my decisions ridiculous; 
I'm a big guy and 1 can take it. 

Number 10; Nirvana. When Nirvana 
burst onto the scene, they changed the 
course of popular music. They laid waste 
to the tripe that was on the charts and 
made American rock and roll relevant 
again. 

Number 9; U2. U2 took over the 
mantle of biggest band in (he world from 
the group in (he fourth slot in the mid- 
'HOs and reasserted their importance in 
2000. Honesty, passion and conviction 
have been (heir hallmarks. The halltime 
show they put on at the latest Super 
Bowl is the stuff of legend. 

Number 8; The Doors. Jim Morrison 
remains (he quintessential front man 



more than 20 years after his death. The 
charismatic, moody, dangerous figure that 
was Morrison still casts a very long 
shadow. 

Number 7; The Who. For a very 
long lime now, Pete Townshend has la- 
bored, unfairly, under the "genius" label. 
Of course, when you have albums like 
Quadrophenia, Tommy, Live (it Leeds and 
Who's Next on your resume, that's to be 
expected. It also doesn't hurt when you 
have the best rhythm section in the his- 
tory of rock with John lintwhisllc on bass 
and Keith Moon on the drums. 

Number 6; Creedence Clearwater Re- 
vival. Known more for a collection of 
great singles than any particular album, 
CCR'sbody of work compares favorably 
to almost any other act you care to men- 
tion. 

Number 5; Pink Floyd. The antithesis 
of CCR. Where Creedence Clearwater 
Revival was about singles, Pink Floyd is 
the ultimate album band. Dark Side of 
the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals 
and The Wall are the reason headphones 
were invented. Lyrically speaking, Pink 



Floyd may be the heaviest band ever. 

Number 4; The Police. The Police 
originally tried to play themselves off as 
a punk/new wave trio. The problem was, 
true punks didn't have any musical abil- 
1 ity, and new wavers were all style and 
no substance. Sling, Andy Summers and 
Stewart Copeland had talent and ability 
to burn. "Every Breath You Take" re- 
mains the most played song in the his- 
tory ol radio. 

Number 3; The Rolling Stones. They 
call themselves the greatest rock and 
roll band in the world, and they're al- 
most right. While they have been cre- 
atively fallow of late, the Stones are 
still wildly popular, as evidenced by 
sell-out stadium tours despite astro- 
nomical ticket prices. Exile on Main 
Street, Beggar's Banquet and Sticky Fin- 
gets still sound as fresh and exciting to- 
day as they did when they were originally 
released. 

Number 2; The Beatles. (Number 1 in 
England) In the world of popular mu- 
sic, it all comes back to the Beatles. 
John Lennon and Paul McCartney are 



the most successful song-writing duo 
ever, and Lennon may very well be the 
most important figure in the history of 
rock and roll. For people of age, the ques- 
tion of "Where were you when you heard 
Lennon was dead" is comparable to 
"Where were you when Kennedy was 
killed"? 

Number I; Led Zeppelin. Bands 
stand the test of time in one of two ways. 
They either refuse to change at all, or they 
refuse to remain static. To Zeppelin's 
credit, they never slopped experimenting, 
never slopped growing. None of their al- 
bums sounds like the one that preceded 
it, and none of them conformed to trends 
at the time of their release. Zeppelin was 
about 15 years ahead of the world-music 
curve when they released "Kashmir." 
Jimmy Page may not be the most techni- 
cally proficient guitar player, but every kid 
who has picked up a guitar in the last 30 
years has at one time or another dreamed 
of being Page. The look, the sound, the 
image, Zeppelin had it all. For these rea- 
sons, Led Zeppelin remains the greatest 
rock and roll band of all-time. 



Cobain still haunts us fewS[ 



Play shines 



Dennis counts down the top ten of rock and roll 



Friday, November 22, 2002 



ORGANIZATIONS 



Campus Chronicle 7 



PhiMu 

rz 

The Sisters of Phi Mu are 
excited to welcome our new sisters. 
Pam Grier and Monica Mato. 

We would like to thank all of 
you that helped us with CMN Trick or 
Treat. Due to your generosity we raised 
$121.16. 

The Sisters of Phi Mu will also 
be having a Thanksgiving Dinner lor 
our alums before Thanksgiving Break. 

We want to wish everyone a 
happy holiday season and good luck on 
those final exams. Also have a sale and 
wonderful break and we hope to sec 
everyone in the year 2003. 



College Republicans 

This past election day the 
College Republicans helped to host an 
Election Day party at the Indigo Club in 
Slane Center. It was very successful 
and of course we were very pleased 
with the results of this year's election - 
the Republican party is now the 
majority in the Senate and the House. 

We are also very excited to be 
sponsoring the Winston Salem Ronald 
McDonald House this holiday season. 
We will be sitting in the cafeteria during 
lunch on November 25th and 26th 
collecting donations. We will be 
accepting money as well as products 
from their "Wish List" which you can 
view at www.wshouse.com/inkind.ltlml 

Many of these items you may 
have in your dorm room already. Please 
help us to make these children's holiday 
a little brighter. 



Alpha Delta Theta 

For those of you know. Alpha 
DeltaTheta is High Point University's 
Christian service sorority. This group of 
young women exists to 
encourage spiritual growth, help the com- 
munity and provide Christian fellowship. 
The sisters of Alpha Delta Theta have 
enjoyed a wonderful year so far. It has 
been a busy, but fun semester of services 
and socials. Services have mainly 
included visits to High Point Manor (re- 
tirement center). ADT also plans to take 
part in Habitat for 

Humanity, Operation Christmas Child, 
and The Angel Tree Project before the end 
of the semester. Other activities have in- 
cluded concerts, coffee socials and ice 
cream socials. 

Alpha Delta Theta is proud to an- 
nounce and congratulate their new sisters 
Whitney Bridges and Pamela Holley. The 
sisters enjoyed a wonderful pledge retreat 
in the North Carolina mountains, while 
painting a bed & breakfast. They would 
like to thank all the girls who attended 
open houses last month. Make sure to look 
out for open house dates next semester. If 
you have any questions, call Amy or Beth 
at x9624. 

Also, if you have any questions 
about Kappa Chi, Alpha Delta Thcta's 
brother fraternity, please call Chris 
Ferguson at x9520. 



Alpha Gamma Delta 

TH 
What's up HPU!? First of all 

the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta 

would like to congratulate our newest 



member Kate McHugh! You will make 
a great addition to our sorority and we 
will all have a blast together! Speaking 
ol good times, our mixer with the Zetas 
was just that! We will have to get 
together again and plan another party! 
We are also excited about the upcoming 
penalty mixer with the Sigs! 

In other news, we would like- 
to congratulate our sister Allison 
Augustine on her engagement. Thanks- 
giving break is approaching and we 
hope everyone has a fun and safe time. 
Only a leu more weeks of classes left 
before Christmas break! 



Odyssey Club 

The Odyssey Club has had an 
active semester thus far. The College 
Bowl was met with great success and 
interest. Congratulations to the winning 
teams: I "place- "Los Vampiros", 2'" 1 
place- "'The living Penguini ", and 3"' 
place- "The Triumvirate". In addition. 
we would like to congratulate Jared 
Prunty for winning the Honors Essay 
Contest. Prunty will receive a monetary 
prize, and his essay will be publicized 
in the Honors Journal. 

We would like to remind those 
interested that the next Movie Night 
will be held on December 4 at Oak 
Hollow Mall. Also, do not forget that 
academic contributions to the Honors 
Journal are due to Dr. Schneid by 
December 5. 

We would like to announce our 
newly-elected executive council: Co- 
Presidents-Joel Stubblefield and Jay 
Bo/man, Vice President-Ken Diaz, 
Secretary-Andrea Griffith, SCiA 
Representatives- Dan Carter and Kurtis 
Eckard. Drew Mclntyre also serves on 
the council. 



Delta Sigma Phi 
AZ 

The Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity 
is having a great semester and is glad 
that the semester is coming to a close. 
The past few weekends have been great 
and we would just like to thank Alpha 
Gamma Delta Sorority for the mixer this 
past weekend. We would also just like 
to thank everyone who came to our 1st 
Annual Carnation Ball two weekends 
ago. Delta Sigma Phi would also like 
to announce that our Annual Christmas 
Party will be held at the end of this se- 
mester. 

Our athletics have had a great 
year with a victory in intramural soccer 
and is now trying to follow it up with a 
football championship. As the only un- 
defeated team in the league and coming 
off a victory over The Horsemen, the 
team looks to be in great shape for the 
playoffs. 

We have been busy perform 
ing community service at the 'Teen Re- 
source Center in Oak Hollow Mall. 
Brothers also helped in the search for 
teenager Chris Dixon a couple of week 
ends ago. 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters of Gamma Gamma 

give a wholehearted welcome to our new- 
est initiated members Jennifer Messiek. 
Sabrina Ugolik. and Kara Bingham! Also 
congrats to Jen Messiek for winning the 
Outstanding New Member Award! 



Happy 

Thanksgiving 

from the 

Greeks of 

High Point 

University 



(iood luck to the sisters running 
for positions on council! We know you 
will do awesome in your new offices! 

We are so proud of our sister 
April Shields and her amazing season in 
Volleyball. We are ESPECIALLY hon- 
ored to have Megan Moore as our sister. 
She finished her career on the soccer team 
with an outstanding record! 

On a sadder note, we will be 
losing one of our seniors in December to 
the "real world." Rena Corn well has 
decided to graduate a semester early, 
leaving a massive hole in our chapter. 
Rena has served an outstanding term as 
Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Alum- 
nae Relations! But have no fear, Rena 
has promised to return and visit often. 

Congratulations to alum sister 
Sara Roseki for the announcement of her 
pregnancy! This will be her second child, 
her first is son Noah! 

We are also hopeful for a domi- 
nating flag football season! We are off 
to a good start! 

We hope everyone has a safe 
and happy holiday! 



Panhellenic 

Panheltenic wants to thank all 
of the freshmen women and transfers for 
attending the last two Recruitment Inter- 
est sessions! The first party was a pizza 
party courtesy of Dominoes and last week 
we had a dessert party' We have had the 
best turn out in years! 

We are spending the majority of 
our time planning Spring Formal Recruit- 
ment! We hope to make this year's re- 
cruitment impressive (maybe pledge- 
classes of almost twenty girls!). 

If ANY freshmen women or 
transfers are interested in joining a so- 
rority, they should sign up for formal re- 
cruitment. Sign-ups will be in the cat' 
eteria after Christmas Break' 

It is almost that time when 
Panhellcnic gets to volunteer their time 
setting up the Christmas luminaries out- 
side of the Chapel during the holiday ser- 
vice 

Anyone interested in helping 
see Rans in the Student Life Office! 

We hope everyone has a safe 
'Thanksgiving! 



Spring Formal 
Recruitment Update 

Formal Recruitment dates have been 
changed to January 19-25, 2003! The 
first meeting will be in the Great Room 
on the 19th and any interested freshman 
woman or transfer should attend! Re- 
member: Keep an open mind! 



Happy 

Thanksgiving 

from the 

Greeks of 

High Point 

University 




8 Campus Chronicle 



Sports 



Friday, November 22, 2002 



Women's basketball season brings high expectations 



By Bethany Da vol I 
Staff Writer 

The women's basketball team heads 
into the 2002-2003 season with high ex- 
pectations, picket! to finish third hy the 
coaches of the Big South Conference, 
behind Liberty and Elon. The Panthers are 
coached hy Tboey l.oy and assistants 
Heather Macy and Dee Pcnnix. Macy 
joins the High Point coaching staff for the 
first time this year and has ahead) played 
a significant part in signing three players 
to the High Point program 

The Panthers will he able to go 10 or 
1 1 players deep this season, according to 
coach l.oy, who believes. "We are as good 
as anyone in the conference, and if we 
play hard we can be a first place team." 

Senior guard Misty Brockman is cap- 
tain and leading scorer from last year. 
Brockman provides a steady shot as well 
as excellent ball handling skills at the 
point guard spot. Starting at the three is 
junior Narelle Henry, a very smooth 
player named to the all Big South prc-sea- 
son team. Henry is an excellent passer, 
often with the no-look, who also possesses 
range from far beyond the arc. 

Three other seniors round out the 
likely starting line-up, Stephanie Scott, 
(iina Rosserand ("chronica Scott. S. Scott 
is a powerful post player who is valuable 



underneath the basket, with strong moves 
and consistent rebounding. Kosser. also a 
poll player, has a nice shot with deep 
range in addition to finesse down low. In 
the backcourt alongside Brockman will 
be ('. Scott, who makes up for a lack of 
height with extreme quickness and the 
ability to penetrate anil kick out to the 
open shooter. 

Senior leadership will play an impor- 
tant part of the Panthers" game plan this 
season, as there were many times last year 
when High Point came out Hat to quickly 
find themselves in a hole. Coach Loj be- 
lieves that this group of seniors won't al- 
low that to happen this time around, hav- 
ing learned their lesson from last year. 

Junior Shannon O'Brien gi\es the 
Panthers experience off the bench and the 
ability to play multiple positions. O'Brien 
is not afraid to drive hard to the basket, 
and works equally hard at pulling down 
rebounds and playing tough defense. 
Debbie Ruiz also brings experience off 
the bench; a starter often during her fresh- 
man year, Ruiz is coming back after tak- 
ing a red shirt year because of a torn ACL. 
Ruiz will back up the point with her silky 
jumper and solid ball handling. Junior 
post Channel Thomas is a hard worker 
who brings physical play to the court and 
isn't afraid to bang around under the 
boards. Sophomore Emily Mills provides 



more depth at the post position, as a for- 
ward who passes and handles the ball well 
at the four and five spot, and a nice shot 
with range. 

Joining the Panthers for this season 
is sophomore Kate Jenner from Austra- 
lia, .lenner is a forward who runs the floor 
well with a good shot near the hoop 
and quick hands. Freshmen Keauna 
Vinson. Katie O'Dell and Sarah Haak all 
join the roster this season as well. Vinson, 
an athletic post who will pull down many 
rebounds this season, showed many 
signs of promise in the Panthers' scrim- 
mage versus Davidson. O'Dell can play 
at the guard or forward spot with tough- 
ness and isn't afraid to drive the lane or 
pull up for a three. Haak at 6*3" brings 
much needed size to the center spot as one 
of the biggest players in High Point his- 
tory and continues to improve every prac- 
tice. 

High Point opens the season up on 
the road against Western Carolina on the 
24 ,h , and plays its first home game the 26 ,h 
against Gardner-Webb. Big games this 
season include a Dec. 2 match up in Win- 
ston-Salem against Wake Forest, Iowa 
State Dec. 13 in Iowa, and Clemson at 
Clemson on Dec. 17. Big South Confer- 
ence foe Liberty comes to High Point Jan. 
22 and the Panthers travel to rival Lib- 
erty on Valentine's Day. 



College basketball excites fans around the country 



By Kenny Graff 
Sports i it it or 

Now that the men's college basket- 
ball season is upon us, it is time for me to 
issue my seasonal incorrect predictions. 
This is one of the top six times of the year, 
the others being the start of the baseball 
and football seasons and the champion- 
ship seasons for all three. This does in- 
clude holidays and birthdays. 

One could only hope this year's sea- 
son could be half as glorious as last 
year's wonderful year. Who can honestly 
think of a better moment in your life than 
watching Juan Dixon heave the game ball 
toward the rafters in Atlanta'.' All right. 
I'm sure people that aren't die-hard 
Maryland fans won't agree, but I stopped 
listening to all of those people years 
ago. 

The preseason polls are in with Ari- 
zona lopping most lists. I used to like 
Arizona back when Mike Bibby was run- 



ning the floor, but now they have Luke 
Walton. 

Some may ask, "What is the prob- 
lem with Luke Walton? I le's seems like 
a normal hard-working guy." 

Those that say this probably forget 
that Bill Walton is his lather. I do not 
know if any of you have actually listened 
to Of Bill announce NBA games, but his 
voice and comments make you want to 
bounce your head off of a brick wall mul- 
tiple times. The man makes no sense. 

With the cancellation of Arizona as 
a contender due to Bill Walton. Kansas is 
left as the top team in the country to start 
the year. Kansas lost Drew Gooden to 
the NBA as a lottery pick but still returns 
the nucleus of last year's team with Kirk 
Hinrich and Nick Collison, two of the best 
players in the nation. The starting five of 
Kansas is unbelievable. As long as a few 
bench players step up, they will be the 
toughest team to beat in the nation. 

One team has to be brought up as 



Men's soccer season ends in 
conference tournament opener 



By Brandon Miller 

Staff Writer 

The men's soccer team season came 
to an end Nov. 14 with a loss to nation- 
ally ranked Coastal Carolina, No. 13 on 
the NSCAA poll. The game was the 
opener for the Big South Conference 
Tournament. Winthrop got its first au- 
tomatic bid to the NCAA tournament 
with a 1 -0 overtime victory over Coastal 
Carolina on Nov. 17. 

The Panthers held the Chants in 
check for almost 60 minutes. In the 59 th 
minute. Joseph Ngwenya, the nation's 
leading scorer and Big South Player of 
the Year, slipped one past keeper Eric 
Lom for a 1-0 lead. Minutes later, the 
Panthers got their best chance of the 
game, when Tanner Wightman pressured 



the Coastal defense and got a rebound 
shot. The Coastal goalie got a piece of 
the ball with his foot to deflect it just 
wide left of the goal. 

By the time the 70 th minute came, 
the Panthers were down 3-0. The few 
chances and the Ngwenya goal put 
HPU's season to an end. Ngwenya 
scored the second goal of the game as 
well. 

On a high note for the Panthers, 
Junior midfielder Kenzo Tochiki was 
named to All-Big South Second Team, 
as he led the team in goals, assists, points 
and shots. Also, senior goalkeeper Eric 
Lona, was named to the Big South's All- 
Academic Team for the fourth time in 
four years. The Panthers finished 4-14- 
1 overall but are looking foward to the 
next season. 



contenders for the national championship, 
the Duke Blue Devils. The Dukies fall 
into the same category as the New York 
Yankees and the Los Angeles Lakers. Not 
as the best teams in their respective 
leagues, but as teams that are deserving 
of 50 straight losing seasons. One of the 
most irritating sights I have ever seen in- 
volves Coach K and his constant com- 
plaining at the referees during any game 
that he is losing. 

The only problem with Mike 
Krzyzewski is that he is good during the 
games and recruiting. This year he 
brought in six of the top players in the 
country, including Sheldon Williams and 
Shavlik Randolph. Duke will once again 
vie for the ACC and national champion- 
ship and it hurts. 

As a loyal fan and completely biased 
writer I will not jinx your beloved, de- 
fending national champions, the Mary- 
land Terrapins. No predictions will be 
made about the Terps' upcoming season 
because of the many stupid and useless 
superstitions I have acquired over my life- 
time. I will only say the backcourt situa- 
tion with senior leaders Steve Blake and 
Drew Nicholas looks impeccable, while 
the frontcourt looks a little shaky with a 
lot of youth and reserves competing for 
the starting spots. 

The buzz on High Point's campus in- 
volves the chance the Panthers might 
make it to their first NCAA tournament. 
I'm getting sick and tired of seeing 
Winthrop in the field of 65, so anything 
High Point can do to end that would put a 
smile on my face. 

This college basketball season will 
prove to be an exciting one as it does ev- 
ery year. Kansas looks to be the stron- 
gest team at the beginning of the season 
with Oklahoma and Arizona close behind. 
However, a month from now, Pitt could 
be a front-runner. There is one thing I do 
ask of the students of this campus. If High 
Point does manage to win a national 
championship, please refrain from riots 
and looting around campus. 

Thank you. 



Women 

kickers fall in 

conference 

semifinals 

By Lori DiSalvo-Walsh 
Staff Writer 

The Lady Panthers' season came 
to a halt in the semi-finals of the Big 
South Conference Tournament. High 
Point, unable to achieve its goal this 
year, still came out of their 4-9-4 record 
with their heads held high. Although 
HPU will be graduating only four se- 
niors, those four players had an im- 
mense impact on the Panther squad. 
They will be greatly missed as the Pan- 
thers now move onto their spring sea- 
son to begin preparing for the changes 
to come in the 2003 fall season. 

After a long travel to Charleston, 
High Point faced Coastal Carolina in 
the first round of the Conference Tour- 
nament. The Panthers, determined to 
win, set the tone of the match within 
the first 25 minutes by scoring three 
goals. Dominating the entire game, 
HPU continued to put two more goals 
on the board in the second half, defeat- 
ing the Buccaneers 5-0 and knocking 
them out of the tournament. The Pan- 
thers then moved on to the semifinals 
of the tournament the very next day. 
Slightly banged up and tired from the 
huge victory just the day before, they 
fell behind in the beginning of the 
match and just could not catch up de- 
spite many opportunities. Their season 
then came to an end with a single elimi- 
nation loss, 3-0, to Radford. 

Three Panthers made the 2002 Big 
South All Conference Second-Team. 
Junior Emily Lanham and freshmen Jen 
Evans and Lena Svensson were named 
to the team, which was announced at 
the league's annual awards banquet. 
Evans led the team in goals (5), assists 
(5) and points (15). Lanham tied for 
second in goals (4) and third in points 
(9). Svensson had one assist and made 
a huge impact in the center of the field 
for the team this year. Senior Gwen 
Smith was also named to the league's 
AH- Academic Team for the second- 
consecutive year. 

Finishing the Panthers' regular sea- 
son matches, on senior night, their last 
home game, High Point hosted Wofford 
to a 0-0 tie. Battling with the ongoing 
problem this season with not finishing 
their opportunities on goal, the Panthers 
out-shot the Terriers 20-9, and could not 
score. It was the fifth match of the sea- 
son to go into double overtime. 

Just days before, High Point got the 
tremendous experience to play one of 
the best teams in the nation and trav- 
eled to face Duke University. High 
Point, quite awestricken in the first half, 
suffered a tough 6-0 loss to the Blue 
Devils, but quickly realized they could 
play with any team in the nation. 

Although the Panthers' record did 
not reflect the success they had this sea- 
son, they plan to continue building and 
improving over their off season to 
achieve their goal next season. High 
Point proved to themselves and a lot of 
people this year that they can play with 
some of the best teams around, and they 
opened a lot of eyes. Continue to look 
for many good things to come from the 
women's soccer team in the future. 



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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY 




Campus Chronicle 



FRIDAY. January 31.2003 



HIGH POINT. N.C. 




Online mental health 
screening now available 

The Counseling Office now offers 
confidential customized online mental 
screening for depression, anxiety/post 
traumatic stress disorder, eating disor- 
ders and alcohol problems. 

This website is designed to allow 
students to participate anonymously in 
an online mental health screening. You 
can save and print all screening an- 
swers, score and customized referral to 
share with HPU counselors or your 
own health care provider, in order to 
help identify symptoms of distress that 
can be common among college stu- 
dents. The site also offers access to 
comprehensive online mental health in- 
formation and resources. 

Once you have completed the 
screening, print the results and contact 
the counseling office at 841-9121 or 
your own health care provider to dis- 
cuss the results. 

To assess the website, go the HPU 
homepage, click on student life and 
then click on counseling. Choose 
online assessment and follow the in- 
structions carefully. If you have ques- 
tions, call Kim Soban at 841-9121. 

WHPU carries 



King 



ceremony 

Campus radio station WHPU, 90.3 
FM, broadcast the program commemo- 
rating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King 
Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20. 

The celebration in Hayworth 
Chapel featured the Genesis Gospel 
Choir and keynote speaker The Rev. Dr. 
Arnetta Beverly, supervisor of the 
Western Carolina District of the United 
Methodist Church. 

The 36-minute program was re- 
corded by Mrs. Shirley Connor at 11 
a.m. and broadcast via WHPU at noon. 
This marks the first time in many years 
that the station has been able to delay 
broadcast of a campus event as soon 
as it happened. 

The Genesis Gospel Choir gave a 
powerful performance, including ren- 
ditions of the Black National Anthem, 
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," by James 
Weldon Johnson and "We Shall Over- 
come," the song most associated with 
Dr. King and the Civil Rights Move- 
ment. 

Art Club show 
Features chairs 

Put some beauty in your life. 

The art club will be holding its 
Famous Artist Chair opening exhibit 
and silent auction on Friday, Feb. 21, 
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

You can see the chairs, which are 
painted in the styles of legendary art- 
ists, in the student gallery of the new 
fine arts center. 

The chairs will be sold to raise pro- 
ceeds for the Art Club. 

Admission to the exhibit is free. 



MLK speaker tells students to 
bravely live dream of their own 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

The Reverend Dr. 
Arnetta Beverly, dis- 
trict superintendent of 
the Western North 
Carolina Conference 
of the United Method- 
ist church, delivered a 
message of hope, love 
and harmony in cel- 
ebration of Martin 
Luther King Day Jan. 
20. 

Genesis Gospel 
Choir opened with a 
chorus of prolonged 
Hallelujahs that set the 
stage for Beverly's sermon-style speech 
presented with rising crescendos of 
emotion reminiscent of King's delivery 



of "F Have a Dream." Beverly's message 
of hope was delivered within a nation 




The Rev. Beverly with students at MLK 
celebration. 



Photo by Krista Adkins 



saturated with tension caused by height- 
ened threats of war, troop deployments 
and security alerts that parallel the strife 



Black students voice concerns 



By Blake Williams 

Staff Writer 

The number of African American stu- 
dents attending High Point University has 
increased over the years, and with this rise 
come growing concerns among blacks at- 
tending a predominately white institution. 
They want more organizations and more 
black professors on the faculty. 

In general, there have not been any 
drastic occurrences of racial hostility here. 
"I haven't had any real problems," 
Cassandra Leonard said. As a senior, 
Leonard stated that over the past four 
years she has been very comfortable with 
the atmosphere at HPU. "I think it is 
pretty cool," she said. In fact, other black 
students shared Leonard's sentiments 
about race relations on campus. 

However, despite the high level of 
comfort, some black students have ex- 
pressed concern about the lack of organi- 
zations geared towards the black popula- 
tion. According to BCA (Black Cultural 
Awareness) president, PJ Daniels, "There 
are a lot of students who want to start or- 
ganizations but have received little to no 
feedback. I think the president of the 
school should do something to improve 
the situation." 

One such hopeful organization is the 
predominately black Delta sorority. Joyce 



Haima and Shayna Willis are two of the 
people attempting to bring the sorority to 
the university. 

"I believe we're getting a raw deal 
because all we've encountered are brick 
walls," Willis declared. Haima agreed by 
stating, "Since there are not a lot of pre- 
dominately black organizations, probably 
two in total, we need to uplift and pro- 
mote the black population of students." 
There are three primarily black organiza- 
tions at High Point University— BCA, the 
Genesis Gospel Choir and Alpha Kappa 
Alpha sorority. The majority of black stu- 
dents agree that black organizations do not 
receive enough recognition. 

However, Gart Evans, dean of stu- 
dent life, offers a reasonable explanation. 
He does not consider High Point Univer- 
sity to be deficient in black organizations. 

"Student observations are based on 
a four year period," Evans stated. He 
has obseived the growth of the current 
black organizations that did not always 
exist at High Point. 

The Delta sorority has the opportu- 
nity to be a new organization, but it does 
not meet the requirement for membership. 
According to Evans, "There is a minimum 
guideline of 1 5 to 20 members in order to 
start an organization." He continued, "We 
have to have a core of 1 5 to 20 people 

See Concerns, page 6 



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of King's time. 

"I see hope", said Beverly as she 
looked out over the faces in the filled-to- 
capacity chapel, "for a dream that will not 
be denied." She told of the concerns of 
King' parents to prepare their child to live 
in a segregated society. 

"My young friends," she said, " 
when I was growing up 1 had to decide 
who I was and what I was because I grew 
up in a time when everything was divided 
along the lines of black and white." She 
said, "When I was a little girl, I was told 
if you are brown, stick around; if you are 
yellow, you are mellow; if you arc white, 
you are right and if you are black, get 
back." She lamented that some black 
friends did get back and they stayed back. 
She said, "This nonsense of black and 
white even found its way into the food 

See MLK, page 6 



Pan Geos ladies 
draw energy from 
pleasing students 
with unique food 
selections 

Arriving at work at 9 a.m., they 
stretch the hairnets over their heads, 
wrap the aprons around their waists and 
wash their hands in preparation for an- 
other long 
day of food, 
food and 
more food. 
They 
retrieve the 
chicken af- 
ter it has 
been 
thawed and 
marinated 
the night 
before. 
Next they grill it, and finally they chop 
the 1 50 servings; all this for one ingre- 
dient of one recipe. 

"It will work you to death," said 
Teresa Alford, but added Kathy Norton, 
"It is something you look forward to 
because you want to please the stu- 
dents." 

Kathy and Teresa have been work- 
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OPINION 



Friday, January 31, 2003 



Editor 's Note: Once again a story in the Chronicle has moved a reader to the 
point of a written response. This one is in reaction to Kristen Via's "The 'possum 
postulate" column that ran on page 2 and continued on page 4 of our Nov. 22, 
2002 issue. As always, even though the author is a former staff member, the views 
expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the perspec- 
tives of the staff or associated faculty. 

Letters: 

To the Editor: 

It is truly frightening to see that 
Kristen Via's logic in her editorial col- 
umn 'The "possum postulate" exists on 
a college campus and not in reruns of 
"Beavis and Butthead." 

The opinions in her column ap- 
proach the same intellectual plane. I'll 
tell you why "it's bad," without further 
explanation, is unacceptable as an 
analysis of a piece of literature that is 
more than old but is also a classic. Sim- 
ply saying "it's bad" shows that you 
didn't really think, which is why you're 
in college in the first place. Addition- 
ally, one could make that statement as 
a device to avoid reading the assigned 
material. 

I was a literature major at HPU a 
few years ago and may soon be back at 
my alma mater EDPing my way to a 
teaching license. I, too, read works that 
I didn't like for one reason or another. 
I didn't like the monotonous tone and 
drawn-out plot of Joseph Conrad's 
"Heart of Darkness." I dare say Mr. 
Michael Gaspeny and Dr. Lee Baker 
would disagree with me and call this 
one of the finest pieces of literature ever 
put to a page because of its archetypal 
and thematic significance. 

The key is that I have reasons why 
I didn't like it, and I can pinpoint pas- 
sages of this work as evidence of ex- 
actly what I am talking about. Because 
of that analysis and discourse, I am also 



able to tell you what others find so ap 
pealing about this work, why it is widely 
regarded as a masterpiece and what ideas 
the author is hoping to convey through 
his this work. I may still think "it's bad." 
There is no harm in that, but I can tell 
anyone why 1 do not care for it and do 
not recommend it. 

Works don't have to be your favor- 
ites to get something meaningful from 
them. I could tell you things about the 
author whose work you impugned, Ernest 
Hemingway, that would make you appre- 
ciate his words, style and content much 
more. I challenge you to find a more pithy 
work that speaks to the issue of abortion 
than "Hills Like White Elephants." You 
will also have a hard time finding a work 
that talks about man's struggle with his 
own inadequacies better than "The Sun 
Also Rises." 

I would hardly compare the mes 
sages these works and others chosen by 
the English faculty with a splattered 'pos- 
sum. 

Whether you love them or hate them, 
these works are part of our history as a 
civilization. You take them as they are, 
analyze them because of what they say 
and apply them to your life so that you 
many grow as a person. But to do these 
things, you have to read them and think 
about them. 

Much Panther Love, 
Brent C. Ayeis 
Chronicle Editor Emeritus 



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By Janet Francis 

Staff Writer 

My friend and I were lounging on a 
sola in the middle of a party around cam- 
pus a few weeks ago, enjoying the scen- 
ery and stimulating conversation. There 
were bottles and cans strewn about the 
room, and as a newfound 21 year-old, I, 
too, was partaking of an alcoholic bever- 
age or two. A girl walked into the room, 
and my friend and I struck up a conversa- 
tion with her when all of a sudden she 
paused and asked, "Are you freshmen?" 

This seemingly innocent question 
uprooted things in my brain 1 hadn't 
thought of in years. I found the question 
slightly insulting, and as 1 replied, "No, 
I'm actually a junior" in a pleasant tone, I 
saw the superior feelings seep from the 
girl's face. 

I admit 1 had a good time revealing 
my identity to my inquisitor, but the ques- 
tion that was left in my mind made me 
think of what it really means to be a fresh- 
man and why, in the world of college stu- 
dents, are the lower classmen still seen as 
inferior? 

Many students look back on their 
freshman year as one of the most excit- 
ing and liberating experiences of college. 
It's perhaps not the most productive, but 
definitely interesting. It is a whirlwind 
of independence, roommates, dorms, caf- 
eteria food and parties and it gives a 
whole new meaning to the words "social 
life." 

The question of whether or not some- 
one is a freshman can be viewed in sev- 
eral different ways. I picked up on quite a 
few things my first year in college, and I 
realized that freshmen are treated far dif- 
ferently than any other group of students. 

I don't mean academically but so- 
cially. Merely asking if someone is a 
freshman has many connotations, which 
differ depending on the sex of the ques- 
tioner. 

The question, coming from a male 
upperclassman, generally leads to the re- 
trieval of several pieces of information 
concerning name, status (preferably fresh- 
man), what she is drinking and would she 
like a beer, shot or any liquid that may aid 
in the success of this young man escort- 



ing her home for the night. In this in- 
stance, the question ultimately asks if you 
are not only a freshman but naive, vul- 
nerable and easily persuaded. I do speak 
from experience that not every male col- 
lege student has these intentions, but they 
are few and far between. 

The situation has quite a different 
turn of events coming from the lips of a 
female upperclassman. Females can be 
ferociously territorial, and many women 
feel threatened by the presence of unfa- 
miliar faces that happen to be female. The 
ladies, however, tend to send each other 
sarcasm or condescending questions 
when feeling out of place rather than duke 
it out. The question "Are you a fresh- 
man?" in the female world is hardly ever 
simply asking what year a student is, but 
the use of the word "freshman" indicates 
an inferiority associated with inexperi- 
ence. Many times the question is stated 
to stress not only that one is a freshman 
but that the other is not, and therefore 
somehow better. 

So what's wrong with being a fresh- 
man? 

Were we not all freshman once, or 
did we all just appear as sophomores, 
juniors and seniors? Wasn't freshman 
year one of the most exciting times of 
our collegiate social lives? 

Perhaps with all the wisdom we 
gather as we grow into ancient upper- 
classmen, we forget that being a fresh- 
man is vital to the transformation. Maybe 
the insults and inferiority are all a part of 
it, too, but I do know one thing. As en- 
joyable it was to be the center of atten- 
tion and experience college from a fresh 
perspective way back when, it sure was 
nice to escape the scrutiny of being one 
this time around. The legacy of the fresh- 
men is to enjoy their current status as 
much as possible, because the introduc- 
tory classes will soon become more dif- 
ficult and new faces more familiar. All 
the innocence that is lost in one's fresh- 
man year can never be retrieved; how- 
ever, neither can the inferiority of it all. 

So to all freshmen who are opposed 
to the superiority complex of your 
upperclass peers, I leave you with these 
words of wisdom: in another year or two, 
you'll grow into it. 



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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 3 



Possible draft sparks feelings 
of concern and doubt 



By Derek Shealey 

Staff Writer 

Lately, I've been having a very bad 
dream. What makes this dream so 
unique is that it isn't too far from be- 
coming a reality. 

It's a sunny and pleasant afternoon 
as I stroll outside to check my mailbox. 
Inside, there's a letter addressed to me 
from the Selective Service. After a few 
seconds of contemplation, it occurs to me 
that I'm familiar with the Selective Ser- 
vice, because I had to register with the 
organiza- 
tion a few 
years ago. 
The first 
few lines of 
the letter 
seem to ex- 
plain it all: 
"Dear Mr. 
Shealey, As 
I'm sure 
you have 
already 
heard, the 

military draft has been reinstated, and as 
the result of a lottery of birth dates, your 
name has been drawn for military ser- 
vice and you are ordered to promptly 
report to the following destination for 
your assignment of duty." 

I cannot believe what I have just 
read, and I'm terrified upon learning that 
I have been drafted into the military. I 



'In a perfect world, you 

would hope that nobody 

takes for granted the 

freedoms and luxuries 

we enjoy as 

Americans..." 



do my best to explain to the officials why 
1 shouldn't be enlisted, but my efforts are 
in vain. The next day, I'm sitting on a 
bus that's headed to a training base, and 
possibly later on, Iraq. I feel as if my life, 
and perhaps my future, have been unfairly 
disrupted and I'm being forced to partici- 
pate in things that I don't fully understand 
or agree with. 

But how would you feel? The 
chances of our government reinstating the 
draft are very slim, but the idea has been 
proposed. A congressman, Rep. Charles 
Rangel (D-N.Y.), has been pushing for a 
bill that calls for 
the draft to be 
used again, as the 
country stands on 
the verge of war 
with Iraq. The 
bill has been get- 
ting little support 
in Congress, but 
Rangel believes 
troops should be 
more balanced in 
terms of racial 
and income 
backgrounds. Research has shown that a 
large number of people who perform mili- 
tary service are minorities from the middle 
and lower classes. So what better way. in 
Rangel's mind, to attract those young 
people from more privileged circum- 
stances than to have a full scale draft? In 
short, he feels the sacrifice involved in 
fighting a war should be appreciated on a 



greater, diversified level. 

I have a great admiration for people 
in the military. They do make a tremen- 
dous sacrifice in fighting to ensure the 
liberty and security of a nation, while 
risking their own lives. It is unfortunate 
that some Americans, because of who 
they are and their status in life, will know 
a greater sacrifice than others. In a per- 
fect world, you would hope that nobody 
lakes for granted the freedoms and luxu- 
ries we enjoy as Americans, and the 
lengths we have to go to in protecting 
those freedoms, but reinstating the draft 
will not bring us any closer towards ac- 
complishing this. Nine times out of 10, 
those who get drafted would be people 
who oppose the war or just don't want 
to serve at all. You would have to take 
the time to properly train these recruits. 
It takes a special type of person to be a 
soldier, someone who is extremely dis- 
ciplined and intelligent, somebody who 
is in good condition physically and can 
act rationally in the most intense circum- 
stances. A soldier should also be some- 
one fully dedicated to the cause, and by 
drafting people who are uncertain about 
why they're fighting, we would be jeop- 
ardizing more lives. 

I hope the draft isn't brought back 
as a means of acquiring more soldiers. 
It would be worse if young people served 
only because they felt forced to serve. 
That goes against the values that are be- 
ing fought for. 



C-Span covers student discussion 
of State of the Union address 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

On the afternoon of Jan. 28, C-Span 
descended on High Point University to 
cover a discussion of students in response 
to President George W. Bush's State of 
the Union address. About 50 students, 
plus faculty, administration and media 
personnel crammed the Wrenn Room in 
preparation for the international broad- 
cast. 

Members of the history and political 
science faculty, Drs. Jim Corey. Linda 
Petrou and Anthony Gabrielli moderated 
the discussion, which aired just alter the 
Democratic response around 10:30 p.m. 
C-Span 2 carried the discussion in its en- 
tirety, while C-Span cut in several times 
to give their viewers a taste of the debate. 
Students were asked questions on a host 
of issues related to the President's ad- 
dress, including the war on Iraq, the 
economy. Social Security and education. 
Originally slated to last only a half-hour, 
the discussion went so well that it was 
decided to more than double the airtime 
allotted - no doubt a welcome and pleas- 
ant surprise. 

I was fortunate enough to attend this 
event, and I am still in awe, as I'm sure 
everyone else involved is as well. The 
fact that the broadcast was lengthened on 



the spot is testament enough to the cali- 
ber of discussion that took place. Since I 
rant enough about politics, and frankly 
don't want to rehash the issues that many 
readers saw on the air, I will expound on 
other aspects of the C-Span visit. 

For one, this event was absolutely 
wonderful for our school. We were the 
only university covered by C-Span-not a 
small honor at all. These are the kinds of 
things that get us recognition and, when 
they go as well as this did. a great deal of 
respect. President Bush's visit last sum- 
mer did the same thing, with one excep- 
tion: Bush's visit did not highlight the 
quality of our student body. 

The 50-plus students, many of whom 
answered at least one question (and some 
of whom were dying to answer them all), 
did an outstanding job. Despite the fact 
that there was an obvious majority of Bush 
supporters in the audience, responses and 
points of view spanned every notch of the 
gamut between moderate and radical on 
both sides of the political spectrum. The 
moderators are especially to be 
complimented here for ensuring that all 
points of view were represented. Nearly 
every student was articulate in their speech 
and offered compelling insight (and of- 
ten humor) into the given topic. For the 
most part, the discussion was well orga- 
nized, and students were very respectful 



of each other's time. Naturally, there were 
a few moments where the debate became 
heated, but I believe it made for great tele- 
vision. I would be remiss, however, if I 
ignored the even larger implications of the 
C-Span discussion. 

People of our age are rarely impres- 
sive on television. I'm sure all of you are 
familiar with late-night comic Jay Leno's 
popular segment "Jaywalking." Of 
course, it's funny but sad, too, consider- 
ing that often the ignorant subjects pa- 
raded on his show are our age. Let's face 
it, young people just don't get much good 
press. Maybe we've earned the criticism; 
I've certainly seen things that make me 
think less of the present generation. But 
I have to believe that last night, and events 
like it, help to give our elders and our 
world an increased respect for us and hope 
in the future that we bring. In saying this, 
I want to do more than give a pat on the 
back to the students that participated in 
the discussion. Let this be a reminder to 
all of us that we are the future (as hokey 
as it sounds, it's true). The person that 
we become in this stage of our life will 
largely be who we are for the duration of 
our life. As much fun as college is, let us 
not forget that those who came before us 
and those who are to come are dependent 
on us to do everything we can to make 
this world a better place. 



Friends 

give life 

true value 

As the saying goes. "The best 
things in life aren't free." It's already 
been a month into the new semester and 
by now all of your books and supplies 
for the New Year have been bought. By 
now your tuition bill should have been 
paid for as well as your meal plan that 
includes the new and improved 'Real 
food on Campus." There have been 
many luxuries that you probably have 



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HVIcLean 



Staff Writer 



enjoyed like 
Java City, the 
Pantry or the 
Point 
M a y b e 
you've had 
lunch or din- 
ner off-cam- 
pus at 
Wendy's, 
McDonald's 
or Ham's. 
All of these 
things cost 
some money, 
hul 'hey ;ir«- nothing compared to the 
priceless things we enjoy everyday. 

The new semester also brings with 
it a new year. We get to start all over 
again with the feeling of having the slate 
wiped clean. Although you had to spend 
$300 or $400 at the bookstore, the edu- 
cation you receive from them and the 
teachers will be worth far more than the 
cost of a textbook. Already you are 
learning new things that might be handy 
one day in your career as a teacher, a 
programmer or a sports trainer. 

The experience and contact you get 
from teachers gives you a taste of what 
life may be beyond the walls of High 
Point University, although sometimes 
you can barter your way into an ex- 
tended due date or change a fudged 
grade. Ultimately the teachers are giv- 
ing us something that we don't need a 
wallet for—a chance to act and live like 
adults. 

And although you may groan when 
the bill from the waitress at the Olive 
Garden is placed before you, you en- 
joyed the good food and most likely the 
company of good friends. 

Friends are something you can't put 
a price tag on because their value is far 
beyond all comprehension. Whether it's 
a simple night of watching movies and 
popcorn or taking a close friend to din- 
ner on her birthday, any time spent with 
a friend is memorable and should be 
cherished. 

Over time, friendships become a 
wide array of inside jokes, favorite 
places to eat, shopping trips, stories and 
shared tears. Friends become a part of 
our very being, and no matter how hard 
you may try, you can always remember 
the time you and a friend spent cruising 
on a golf cart, walking through the park 
on a sunny day or enjoying the surprise 
birthday party that you never dreamed 
possible. 

The best things in life aren't things. 
It is the education that will help us on 
the road ahead. It is the teacher that 
guides us towards a brighter future in a 
career. It is the friend who is there to 
laugh and cry with you. And as much 
as we can, we should appreciate those 
things that will help us find ourselves 
one day and those who make us feel 
good and special just because they care. 



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OPINION 



Friday, January 31, 2003 



A sad lack of honor in 
international relations 




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By Drew Mclntyrv 
Opinion Editor 

Air Force Major Forrest E, Morgan 

once wrote that "obligation is the foun- 
dation" ol all 
honor. To act 
honorably, 
one must act 
in keeping 
with the obli 
gations a per- 
son has to ful- 
fill. It has 
also been 
said. "it's 
lonely at the 
top." a lesson 
the U.S. is 
learning quite 
well as the 
prospecl ol wai with Iraq becomes more 
likely Mans of our greatest "allies" ap- 
pear to be withdrawing then support. In 
light ol this, what must be explored is 
whether or not we should be expecting 
their aid. 

It seems some of OUT allies have no 
sense of history, fiance and Germany, 
who at best have been flaky of late, re- 
cently united in refusing to accept mili- 
lary action against Iraq. The New York 
Post called them "Hie Axis of Weasel ." 
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in 
what was in obvious reference to the Axis, 
called them part of a tired "old Europe"; 
the heads ol state of both nations were 
understandably put off by this statement. 
Arc the) justified in leaving us out in the 
cold'.' Let's examine these two countries 
in the last century. 

France was devastated by two world 
wars. So was Germany, but Germany was 
the invader. The United States fought on 
the side ol the French and English in both, 
though, of course, we had a much more 



prominent role in the second. Twice we 
helped get the Germans off of French soil, 
and at least once helped stave oil dreams 
of worldwide domination. Alter the Sec- 
ond World War. having learned our les- 
son from the first, we helped rebuild Ger- 
many, despite the horrors against human- 
ity committed under Hitler's regime, fast 
forward to today. Germany contains one 
of our most strategically important mili- 
tary bases, which probably gives their 
support greater weight than France's, 
France, to simplify matters, owes us 
double. Their lack of support now is noth- 
ing new: the reader may recall that in the 
Gulf War our aircraft were not allowed to 
fly over French space. 

Do France and Germany truly owe 
US? It seems the Bush administration 
thinks so. though it may not be very con- 
cerned about allies or even the U.N. cow- 
ering from administering justice. When 
the Bush administration questions the 
position of France and Germany, it cites 
nations like Poland, Hungary, Romania, 
and Bulgaria that have suffered under to- 
talitarian regimes like Saddam Hussein's. 
recognize their inherent evil and have 
pledged to support us. It is inconceiv- 
able that France and Germany (What kind 
of world do we live in where Germany 
ami France are on the same side of a w ai ' i 
do not support us. 

Of course, they have their reasons. 
Pundits can be heard to cite oil interests 
and fear of domestic terrorism as reasons 
these nations may be hesitant. It is also 
possible that they are anti-war due (o un- 
selfish feelings that force is not the an- 
swer. In view of everything, 1 can only 
conclude that obligation, the foundation 
of honor, dictates that France and Ger- 
many support the foreign policy of a na- 
tion that lost hundreds of thousands of 
lives saving one and saving the world 
from the other. 



Bush has correct view 
on Affirmative Action 



By Joel Stubblefield 

Staff Writer 

On Thursday. Jan. 16, the Bush Ad- 
ministration filed two briefs with the Su- 
preme Court regarding the University of 
Michigan's admission policies. In a case 
that might possess widespread implica- 
tions for the future of Affirmative Ac- 
tion, the Bush Administration is urging 
the courts to rule the admission policy 
unconstitutional because it favors certain 
racial groups. 

Two white applicants who were de- 
nied admission to the University of 
Michigan's under- 
graduate program 
first made the 
Bush Administra- 
tion aware of the 
situation. Upon 
closer inspection, 
it was found that 
the university re- 
serves a set per- 
centage of places 
for historically mi- 
nority groups. 
Admission is 
based on a 150- 

point system; African American, Native 
American and Hispanic applicants arc 
automatically granted 20 points simply 
because of race. Illogically. a perfect 
SAT score only receives 16 points. The 
administration referred to the process as 
functionally "'indistinguishable from a 
straight quota system." University of 
Michigan Dean Jeffery Lehman de- 
fended the school, stating that the per- 
centage varies for each applicant pool, 
thus having nothing to do with a quota. 
Regardless, the president is urging the 
Supreme Court to rule in favor of "race- 



neutral factors." 

In response, Colin Powell stated, "I 
wish it was possible for everything to be 
race-neutral in this country." Further, 
Powell said that racial factors must be 
present in university admissions to en- 
sure the diversity of me institution. Na- 
tional Security Advisor Condoleezza 
Rice said, "It's important to take race into 
consideration, if you must." However, 
both Rice and Powell have deferred their 
support to any ruling made by the Su- 
preme Court. 

Looking at the circumstances, I am 
absolutely baffled at this situation. Af- 
firmative Action 
was originally in- 
tended as a helping 
hand to the first 
generation in order 
to achieve a race- 
neutral society. I 
must make it per- 
fectly clear that I 
am not a racist; 
however, this situ- 
ation at Ann Arbor 
crosses the line. 
The purpose of in- 
stitutions of higher 
learning is to educate. Why. then, is race 
worth more towards admission than the 
entrance exam? In some situations, I 
postulate that the middle-class, white 
male is the victim, perhaps not in col- 
lege admissions, but more so in the work 
place. How is fairness achieved when 
the person most qualified isn't given the 
job because of his race? I believe in 
equality, and I believe that the nation 
must strive to protect equality given our 
societal conditions. However, quotas arc 
not the answer. The Bush Administra- 
tion is dead on in this situation. 



"How is fairness 
achieved when the 
person most quali- 
fied isn't given the 
job because of his 
race?" 



A smile turns one boy's world upside down 



By Joseph Fritz 

Staff Writer 

A long time ago I saw this girl. 
Never before did I think that I eould ever 
be totally awestruek by someone, but 
she proved me wrong and continues to 
do so to this day. Sometimes it' s the 
people you don't ever meet that change 
you. 

I caught her name alter doing a bit 
of reeon amongst 3rd floor Finch last 
year (when you need information about 
freshmen gills, it is the best source), but 
that remains to be all I know about her. 
She still attends HPU. and I've seen her 
tw ice this year, once in her car and once 
while walking. I still can' t help but be 
completely captivated each time we 
make eye-contact, and yet we have 
never spoken one word to each other. 
It is strange to think that she probably 
has no idea who I am, despite my asi- 
nine affection. Achievement is always 
the complication to ambition. 

I am not scared of girls. A time ago, 
1 was. But that was until I discovered 
that I reall) don't care all that much what 
anyone thinks of me. The first semes- 



"Each time I see Amber's 
smile... my elation al- 
lows me think of nothing 
else..." 



ter of my freshman year I cut class of- 
ten (as I have always done), but once I 
discovered that by going to class I 
would see her walking out of the build- 
ing I had to enter. I began to attend my 
I 1 :()(). 
We would 
smile at 
each 
other, 
walk by. 
walk 
away, and 
forget the 
install c e 
h a p - 

pened. I find that this happens a lot in 
everyone's lives -opportunities are lost 
because we are too scared to let go and 
be ourselves. 

The situation has given me insight 
as to why I am the way 1 am. She taught 
me about the things I have and the 
things I want. Of all that I have ever 
desired. I have never wanted anyone as 
much as I want her. So I am forced to 
wonder: do I really just need my want- 
ing'' Do the things I have always grow 
stale and tired with time, or is it me that 



decays .' Each day of my life unfolds 
to be just like the previous, and I am 
left wanting at the end of each, just to 
awaken to monotony. 

I look upon my life and see so 
much that is an afflu- 
ent facade. I am 
stuck in despon- 
dency that I can not 
seem to remove my- 
self from, not be- 
cause of my desires 
but because of my 
afflictions that no 
one sees. Perhaps it 
is love, or perhaps it 
is something greater than that. Until 
now. I was convinced that love was the 
greatest force there is. I now question 
fate and destiny. 

To be honest, I never believed in 
providence. I still don' t. But maybe it 
does exist; sometimes the greatest force 
in a situation is the one that is thought 
to not exist. Perhaps fate and destiny 
took similar routes as the devil. But 
that doesn't help me with what I want. 
I don't want destiny. I want happiness; 
I desire, desire whether I like it or not. 



Not just desire, but true love. There- 
have been many instances in my life 
where I have felt love for others and in 
some cases had it returned unto me, but 
each episode feels preparatory to the 
next endeavor I come across. From the 
start of my romantic life I have been 
gamboling in relationships I knew to be 
worthless, and yet I retained the rela- 
tionship, and I have no idea why. Those 
that know me know that I have excel- 
lent intuition about people and can fig- 
ure them out from the start. Each time 
I see Amber's smile, the perfect defini- 
tion for what is beauty, my elation al- 
lows me to think of nothing else except 
how I would spend a lifetime discover- 
ing who is behind it. 

I am a harsh judge, I know this. 
The only person I judge harsher than 
anyone else is myself, and I have al- 
ways been that way. Nothing is ever as 
good as it can be, and I am never up to 
the par 1 should be. Perhaps that' s why 
I keep back from things, keep silent 
from her, keep from letting fate take too 
much control. I am myself, but I've 
never been any good letting go. Maybe 
it is time I should. 



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NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 



Cafeteria blossoms with change 



By Cathy Roberts 

Staff Writer 

When classes resumed for the 
spring semester, students discovered some 
pleasant changes in the cafeteria. In re- 
sponse to student surveys, the univer- 
sity has unveiled plans to transform the 
cafeteria into a fresh market service. 

"The kitchen is being brought out 
front so students can see the cooking 
done before them," Teresa Emmerman 
informed SGA in a presentation on Dec. 
3. 

As the food 
services manager, 
Emmerman has 
helped coordinate 
the alterations in the 
appearance and 
menu of the cafete- 
ria. 

The fresh mar- 
ket concept was 
born from a focus 
group consisting of 
50 students at uni- 
versities with simi- 
lar food programs. 
Discussions with 
these students 
guided Emmerman 
and other university 
officials in choos- 
ing a new color 
scheme, graphics 
and menu options 
for High Point stu- 
dents. 

"Our students 
wanted to know 
why we didn't 
have the same fresh 
food options as 

larger universities," Emmerman ex- 
plained. 

Now students have received an an- 
swer. They can have a larger variety of 
fresh choices in the cafeteria. 

The new stir-fry line added to the 
salad bar has already become popular 
during meal times. The line quickly 
moves as students heap freshly cut veg- 
etables on their plates. If a salad does not 
appeal that day, then students can have 
their vegetables fried in front of them by 



cafeteria personnel. Rice and a sauce of 
the students' choice complete the dish. 

"The stir-fry is great because you 
pick what toppings you want in it," sopho- 
more Jen Morgan said. "You don't have 
to eat it just the way they make it any- 
more." 

Back on the entree line, students no 
longer have to scurry across the cafeteria 
to find all the components of a full meal. 
Mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables and 
other side items are now located at the 
same bar as the entrees. 

" S l u - 
dents can now 
get a complete 
meal just by 
going through 
one line," 
Emmerman 
said. 

Due to 
popular re- 
quest, the 
sandwich line 
is now open 
two meals a 
day instead of 
just during 
lunch. Al- 
though the 
line still offers 
the same top- 
pings for 
sandwiches, 
students have 
noticed differ- 
ences. 

"The ap- 
pearance of 
the food in the 
sandwich line 
is better," se- 
nior Raymond 
Harp noted. "Not only is the lunch meat 
displayed appealingly, but now they even 
have fresh-baked breads and rolls for the 
meat." 

Other changes include the omelets 
made upon request by the Pan-Geos line 
during breakfast, as well as new types of 
dessert. Students can look forward to 
fresh-baked cookies, cakes and brownies, 
along with parfaits. 

"By far, the cafeteria is the best it's 
been in four years," Harp said. 




Attention: Bookstore resolves 
false preconceptions 



"Before 
complaint., 
some facts 
know" 



Photo be Krista Adkins 
Kenny approves of one of the new 
additions to the restaurant. 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

Before you make another 
complaint about the high cost of books 
and low return on buybacks. there are 
some facts you need to know about the 
bookstore. 

The process of buying back 
textbooks involves many variables. 

"I think that most students feel 
that the bookstore doesn't want to buy 
your book back. Actually, it's quite the 
contrary. We want your used books' 
When w e buy your books, we don't have 
to go through the 
publishers, we get 
more used books to 
put on the shelves 
and most 

importantly, we can 
put money in the 
students' hands." 
said bookstore 
manager Terry 
Clark. 

The bookstore w ill pay back 50 
percent of the book's cost to a student 
who is selling back a book that will be 
used next semester. If a book has not 
been adopted for next semester, or if the 
need for that book has already been met, 
the student will be offered less cash, and 
the bookstore then sells it to a 
wholesaler. The wholesaler determines 
the book's value based on its popularity 
nationwide. This is why some books are 
worth more than others at the buyback 
counter. If the book has no wholesale 
value, the bookstore does not buy it 
back. 

Timing is another factor. 
Often, due to increased enrollment, 
another section of a course number will 
open up at the last minute. Although the 
bookstore may have previously reached 
its quota for the textbook and may have 
turned students away, more textbooks 
may be needed and are bought back. 
Therefore, students eager to sell books 
should check back periodically during 
buyback time as circumstances change. 
A common complaint on 
campus is that the bookstore charges too 



much for books. "The publisher sets our 
cost of a textbook. The markup is 
established by contract between the store 
and the university. We strictly adhere to 
those guidelines. In fact, we regularly 
check our computers' formulas to ensure 
that we are in compliance with the pricing 
guidelines." said Clark. 

Many people do not realize the 
mathematics of the process. Out of the 
price of a textbook sold. 67 percent of 
the money goes to the publisher. Another 
portion of the pn>ceeds goes to the author 
and the freight company. On average, 
the university receives about 9 percent, 
which goes toward 



another 
. there are 
you need to 



campus programs. 
The bookstore 
receives about 10 
percent, which is 
easily exhausted on 
employees' salaries 
and other expenses 
Any increase in 
textbook prices is 
implemented by the publisher. The HPU 
bookstore adheres to the pricing policies 
followed by most college and university 
bookstores across the country. 

Clark could not disclose the 
markup on textbooks due to 
confidentiality restrictions, but 
acknowledged that the textbook markup 
is less than the markup on anything else 
in the store. Because they feel that the 
bookstore's prices are too high, many 
students opt to purchase their books 
online. This can be cost-efficient, but like- 
any thing else, you pay for what you get. 
The online process can cause students 
weeks of surviving in class without a 
textbook, while they wait for it to be 
shipped. Clark feels that although the 
bookstore's textbooks may cost more, the 
service, expertise and quality guaranteed 
upon purchase make up the difference. 

"The fact of the matter is, 
Internet selling, whether it be books or 
toys, represents a different business 
model with different overhead costs. The 
key to our success is our ability to deliver 
textbooks to our students with an 
immediacy that Internet companies 
cannot duplicate," she said. 



Mitchell pulls double duty while aiming high in the Air Force 



By Mary Puckett 

Staff Writer 

The radio is playing, the sun has 
already set and Trish Mitchell is taking 
the last coffee orders of the day at Java 
City. Taking orders from five different 
people at one time, Mitchell remains 
calm and polite. Most people don't re- 
alize that she has been up since 5 a.m. 
and is putting the finishing touches on 
another part of her day. 

Mitchell, a sophomore, who held 
jobs at The Point (freshman and 
sophomore year), Java City and the 
Campus Bookstore (last semester), has 
a face most would recognize around 
campus. But most people don't real- 
ize that Mitchell is also involved in 
ROTC. 

Mitchell is a "cross towner" at 
North Carolina A&T State Univer- 
sity in Greensboro on Tuesdays. She 
goes there to participate in the Air 
Force ROTC program because High 
Point does not have such a program. 
In order to be at A&T in time for PT 
(physical training) on Tuesdays and 



Thursdays, she has to get up at 5 a.m. 

After PT, Mitchell has an 9:30 and 
a 12:30 class and participates in an 
internship with the Piedmont Triad 
International Services from 2-5. 
Mitchell is also active in Model UN 
and is an assistant editor of the news- 
paper staff. 
She is also a 
current candi- 
date to be a 
resident assis- 
tant next year. 

Even 
though most of 
Mitchell's fam- 
ily has been in 
the military, it 
was an expe- 
rience her 
sophomore 
year in high 
school that so- 
lidified the military as a part of her 
life. Mitchell said, "A new German 
student that was a part of the Commu- 
nist Party came to my high school, 
sophomore year. We had history class 




MITCHELL HAS HER HANDS FULL 
NOW, BUT REAUZES THAT IT'S ALL 
PART OF A MASTER PLAN. 



together and in that class, she would 
make claims about the United States 
military that were incorrect. I would 
feel compelled to correct her and we 
would debate about it in class. It was 
through this that I really realized that 
I wanted to join the military." 

Mitchell's family 
has also been heavily 
involved in the military. 
"I'll be the fourth gen- 
eration and the first of- 
ficer in my family," she 
said. 

And while military 
life would bother some 
people, Mitchell knows 
and enjoys that life al- 
ready. "I'm not really 
from anywhere. I was 
born on Mi not Air Force 
Base in North Dakota, 
and six months later we 
moved to Germany. Four years later, 
we moved to Eglin Air Force Base in 
Florida. Then, when I was in sixth grade, 
we moved to Maryland. We lived on 
Fort Ritchie for two and a half years. 



then moved to Smithsburg, Md. Now, 
I'm here." Mitchell said. 

When asked if she ever felt like she 
missed out on things from moving so 
much, Mitchell replied, "No, because 
I've met a lot of different people, and 
I know that there are a lot of opportuni- 
ties in the world. Whereas in my little 
town in Smithsburg, some people actu- 
ally believe that is all there is and don't 
dream of doing more with their life." 

Mitchell is already enjoying some 
of the fruits of her labor in the ROTC 
program. She has received a full schol- 
arship to High Point along with a $300 
per month stipend as a sophomore that 
will go up for each year she progresses 
in school. 

Even though she is an international 
studies major with a criminal justice mi- 
nor, Mitchell has bigger things planned 
for her future. "If I make a career out of 
it (the Air Force), then I want to become 
a general, to be the best that I can be and 
to serve my country," Mitchell said. 

So, while Mitchell may be taking 
orders now, she has her mind set on giv- 
ing them one day not so far off. 



Cafeteria blossom* with change 




Mitchell pulls double duty while aiming high in the Air Foi 



6 Campus Chronicle 



NEWS 



Friday, January 31, 2003 



Pan Geos, continued from front page """* 

ing at Pan-Geos for over 16 months, and amounts of food necessary to feed all the 
Ms. Ruby joined the staff at the begin- students. The task is made even more de- 
nJng of last semester. They each work over manding because each sauce, along with 
44 hours Mondays through Fridays. Be- most dressings, is made from scratch. In 

addition, everyone in the kitchen uses 
the same utensils. According to the 
staff, many times there aren't enough 
utensils to go around. Teresa ex- 
plained that sometimes it is hard to 
know how many servings to make be- 
cause they never know if the students 
will enjoy the new recipes. Conse- 
quently, food is not always served on 
time. 
Despite the stressful environment. 



cause of 
their busy 
work 
schedules, 
they rarely 
find time 
for them 
selves. 
K a t h y , 




who won't 

reveal her real age but swears she is lb, 
recalls many times when she arrived at the three continue to return every morn- 
home and plopped in bed "with (her) ing with smiles on their faces. Ms. Ruby, 
shoes still on (her) feet." She said, "By the oldest of 1 1 children, said. "You 
the time I leave here, get home, if I cook, would have to give up life if you couldn't 
and that's a big if. it's bed time." handle stress." 

In the little free time she has, Teresa The cafeteria surveys continue to re- 
heads to the mountains with her family turn with positive comments such as. 
and spends time with her grandbaby. "Don't change Pan-Geos," said manager 



Kathy either shops or spends time with 
her 13 year-old daughter. Ms. Ruby said, 
"Free time 7 I don't have free time except 
when I'm sleeping!" 

While at work, the women find them- 
selves depending on each other lor more 
than just recipe information. "Most of the 
time Teresa makes me behave," said 
Kathy. Teresa replied, "Most of the time'.' 
All the time!" Kathy laughingly added, 
"No, but Teresa knows I love her dearly, 
I really do." 

Som Boone, a cafeteria worker, said, 
"They work full time and they take me 
everywhere I want to go so I don't have 
to walk. They are faithful to me; they love 
me." 



Kenny 
Roseboro. 
tie added, 
" | K a t h y , 
Teresa, and 
Ms. Ruby] 
are willing 
to try differ- 
ent experi- 
ments and 
they inter- 
act well 
with the 
kids." 

When asked what inspires her to con- 
tinue working. Teresa replied. "Just 
knowing that you are needed and appre- 




At fust, a normal workday ran from ciated. And we can tell the kids really ap- 



H a.m. to 7 p.m. with no breaks. Now they 
work X in 7 with breaks. "It Igets) easier 
as nine goes by, hni it is siill stressful," 
said Kathy. 

II any ingredient to a recipe is miss- 
ing, the whole day's schedule must be al- 
tered. There are only two hours in the 
morning for preparing the massive 



preciate us, and we really appreciate 
them.*' 

Kathy said. "The thing I 'ike the most 
is getting to cut up with the students and 
then getting to know what they like and 
don't like." Her driving force comes from 
"'just thinking about the students because 
it makes me happy when they're happy." 



MLK. continued from front page. 

chain. We found that angel food was 
a while cake and devil's food was a 
black cake." 

This racial division continued. 
Beverly worked as a young clerk at a 
Store in Lexington. "In this store (with 
separate drinking fountains), 1 won- 
dered, what does the white water taste 
like'.' Is it any different than the col- 
ored water' 1 " She told of being fired 
from that store after helping a white 
woman customer when she had been 
told only to wait on "colored folk.'' 

Thanks be to God," she said, 
"for the leadership of the Reverend 
Martin Luther King who knew that 
this was not the way that God intended 
his children to live." She continued, 
"We are not meant to live divided sim- 
ply because of the amount of pigmen- 
tation in our skin." 

Beverly asked the audience to 
ponder their own lives. She said. "My 
young friends, as you get your educa- 
tion here at High Point University, 
have you thought of what it means to 
step outside of your comfort zone? 
Have you thought of what it means to 
be your own unique beings? Have sou 
thought of what God has created you 
to be.'" And then she asked, "Have 
you thought of what it means to take 
an active role in leading society?" 

She then gave this charge lo the 
audience. "You are called upon, my 
sisters and my brothers, to be leaders. 
To help all of us be the best that we 



can be. 'To be what we need to be in 
order for this room to be one of peace, 
love and harmony." 

In December of 1956 King spoke 
at the first meeting of the Institute of 
Nonviolence and Social Change. King 
gave some advice to his audience, and 
Beverly said. "These same words I have 
given to my children and grandchildren: 
'If you can't be a pine on the top of a 
hill, be a shrub on the side. But be the 
best shrub you can be. If you can't be a 
highway, be a trail. If you can't be a 
sun, be a star, but be the best of what- 
ever you are.'" Beverly said, "As I look 
upon faces here that are brown, black, 
tan. red and white, I think I can go to 
my bed easier tonight knowing that 1 
have seen in your faces a desire for a 
better world. A desire to be the leader 
that you are ordained and destined to 
be." She said, "(Embrace) the desire to 
hold with your hands the future for all 
of mankind. You, my young friends," 
Beverly said, "will not only carry on a 
dream but you will dream your own 
dreams. You will have your own set- 
backs and you will have your own 
mountains." 

"Thanks be to God," Beverly 
stated, "that He will walk in front of you 
to guide you, behind you to protect, 
above you to inspire you, beneath you 
lo uphold you and around you to pro- 
tect you, as He did with King. Walk 
together, children, and He will be with 
you." 



Concerns, continued from front page* 



who will be around to keep the group 
going. If they can get 1 5 or more la- 
dies together, then everything is fine, 
but it is going to take a long time to 
get this started." 

Freshman Adrian Manns feels 
there aren't enough black organiza- 
tions. "There should be more black 
organizations on campus," Manns 
said. "We need more black clubs, fra- 
ternities and sororities and we need to 
support them so they can gain recog- 
nition." he said. 

Sophomore Kia Westbrook be- 
lieves she knows the reason why there 
are so few black organizations. "There 
are not enough black professors and 
faculty to promote such needed orga- 
nizations," she explained. 

Sophomore Ty Hines also voiced 
his opinion about the lack of black pro- 
fessors at the school. "I do not like 
how there only about two or three 
black professors," Hines said. "We 
need to have more black professors so 
we as black students can have some- 
one to relate to," he continued. 

It's possible that black students 
might join together to find solutions 
for their concerns. However, many 
students feel this is unlikely. Accord- 
ing to junior Keiron Guischard, "There 
is too much conflict, so no one wants 
to come together to solve problems." 
Freshman Rickie Siler and Guischard 
both agreed that going to a predomi- 



nately white school has little effect on 
the unification process. "Everyone is 
concerned with their own cliques," 
Siler said. 

Resident Director Gary Wingfield 
agrees. When asked if he saw a prob- 
lem with the lack of black organiza- 
tions on campus, Wingfield responded, 
"We as blacks do not organize." 
Wingfield believes black students 
voice their concerns about the lack of 
black organizations instead of taking 
action to remedy the situation. Ac- 
cording to Wingfield, "If African 
Americans want clubs, then we need 
to take the necessary steps to start 
them. We need to show commitment." 

To promote black unity and 
awareness, some students have ex- 
pressed a desire to participate in group 
activities. "We need activities to keep 
campus life interesting and to keep 
people occupied so they do not get in 
trouble," sophomore Nicole Callaham 
stated. "Having group activities such 
as discussions, volunteer hours, cook- 
outs or group outings will most likely 
bring us together as a whole and en- 
able us to stop leading such petty 
lives." 

Senior Keisha Thompson be- 
lieves such activities will do just that. 
"I think there should be more activi- 
ties for us [blacks] to do. That is how 
I first met people my freshman year," 
Thompson said. 



THE HAYWORTH CENTER PRESENTS 



Teresa Walters, pianist 

Friday. February 21 

7:30 p.m. 

Teresa Walters, one of the world's most 
uniqueh gifted virtuoso pianists, plays works 
In Beethoven, (.ersliwin, and Liszt. As a 
Bitot, leresa Walters "takes the kev board 
into orbit" (the Budapest Sun): "her 
competition is virtually nil" (American Record 
(nude). Describing her virtuosity. The Nt» 
\ork Times wrote: there was much to 
admire. The crashing octave runs were right 
on the mark. Not a note was smudged in the 
pages of intricate passagework." 




The V ienna Choir Boys 

Monday. February 24 
7:30 p.m. 

For more than five centuries, the \ ienna 
( lion Boys have enchanted millions with 
their unique charm and exceptionally 
beautiful singing. From the time of their first 
visit to the I nited States in 1932, they have 
given thousands of concerts and have become 
the most popular choir ever to tour North 
America. Kach season, a new choir of boys 
carrid on the rich traditions of Vienna's 
musical life, which traces its roots to figures, 
such as Mozart, Havdn and Schubert. 




"Her transcendental performance magically 
transforms the keyboard. She has a huge, rolling 
sound aad makes music like aa eagit surveying 
the landscape" (Sew Ytrk Concert Review). "A 
true virtuoso" {Tier LandbMen, Zurich) with "an 
rnormoas talent (The londtn Times). 

1 Ws performance is underwritten by a grant, with 
the resalt thai tickets are free. However, tickets 
are required and may be seenred from Z12 Slane 
Tnivtrsity Center or reserved by calling 3.36-841- 
4538 natil the day of the performance. Beginning 
at 5 p.m. on Febraary 21, tickets will be 
distributed at the Hay worth (enter ticket Office 
(336-8414673) Parking is available on campus 
Handicapped parking is available on the circle at 
the main entrance. 



The Hay worth (enter 
High Point Iniversity 
833 Mniitlic ii Avenue 



On 



Tickets (which cost $10 for High Nit University 
students aad $20 for all others) may be secured 
from 212 Slane diversity (enter or reserved with 
credit card payment (Viaa. MasterCard, 
Discovery) by railing 136X41 4538. After 5 p.m. 
on the day of the performance, contact the 
Hay worth (eater Ticket Office (334-8414673) for 
ticket information. 

For this performance only, parking is available >'. 
Christ I nited Methodist Church, teajfij at the 
corner of Islington Avenue an J College Drive 
Commencing at 6 p.m.. a shuttle service will run 
between the cnarch and The Haywortb (enter. 
Handicapped parking is available on the circle at 
the main entrance to the campus. Valet parking 
($5) is also available on the circle at the mail 
entrance as long as space is available. 

For information, call 336-841-4538 
the evening of the performance, call 336-841-4673 



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Make enjoyable trip to The Dog House for a change 



By Taylor Humphreys 

Staff Writer 

The relaxed atmosphere, the 
friendly service, the smell of fresh- 
cooked chili and made-to-order hot 
dogs — these things draw people from 

not only 
High Point, 
b u t 
Asheboro, 
Jamestown 
and 
Thomasville, 
to eat at The 
Doghouse. 

Estab- 
lished in 
1942, The 
Doghouse has 
religiously 
been making 
hot dogs and 
hamburgers 
for 60 years. The old-fashioned cash 
register, which is from the 1960s, is 
still in use Monday through Saturday 
while The Doghouse is open from 11 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The bar stools are all occupied, 
and the booths all full during the 
lunch time rush. A group of five high 
school students squeezes into the last 
booth available in order to eat and 




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Staff Writer 



run before their next period beginnings. 
Zach Armstrong, from Central High 
School in High Point, says, "We only 
have 30 minutes for lunch, and since 
it's so close, I love coming here. They 
have great fries, prices and service." 

"The Doghouse is a High Point 
tradition," said Courtney Freedle, 
whose parents took over as owners in 
1975. "The atmosphere is so laid- 
back, and this place has been here for- 
ever." She pointed out that many of the 
regulars came to the restaurant when 
they were in high school and still do. 
Dean Duncan, a native of High Point 
who now resides in Thomasville, has 
been coming for about 30 years. Dean 
explained, "1 just love a good hot dog, 
and The Doghouse has the best ones 
around." The Doghouse has a lot of 
history and it has a connection with an 
older generation. The retro Coca-Cola 
napkin holders, the menus already on 
the tables and the old 1960 basketball 
pictures of UNC Chapel Hill and NC 
State send you back to an earlier time. 
Dean mentioned how "The Doghouse 
is kind of a throwback and has a unique- 
ness to the place. . . unlike the sterile fast 
food joints that have become the norm 
of today." 

Regulars are an everyday occur- 
rence at The Doghouse. Freedle ex- 
plained, "I don't know how many 



people I know that come in and sit down 
and 1 know exactly what they want to eat 
and drink." That's the fun in working at 
The Doghouse for many of the employ- 
ees. Bobby Pray, an HPU senior and 
Doghouse employee, said, "It's an expe- 
rience to work here — you wouldn't have 
The Dog- 
house with- 
out the 
regulars." 
When it gets 
busy, the 
customers 
stand and 
wait for the 
next avail- 
able booth 
or stool, but 
because al- 
most every- 
body knows 
each 

other — they don't mind. "When the place 
gets packed, the customer's attitude is still 
'chill'; everybody knows everybody, they 
don't get upset when they have to wait," 
Pray said. 

Many of the employees love work- 
ing at The Doghouse because of the hours. 
"Who wouldn't want to work for about 
five hours six days a week and still make 
good money in tips?" said Freedle. 
Michael Martin, a cook at The Doghouse, 




enjoys his hours because they make it 
convenient for school. "I've worked 
here all together almost five years... 1 
came back because I knew they would 
work with my schedule of going to 
class." As the week goes by, the amount 
of business increases as well. "The later 
into the week, the better the money 
becomes,'' said Pray. 

Although open practically year 
round. The Doghouse is closed dur- 
ing both Fall and Spring Furniture 
Markets. "Regulars always boom 
right before market with to-go or- 
ders for at least 10 people," said 
Freedle. Many of the regulars just 
don't sec the point to come down- 
town when it is so hectic with mar- 
ket. "Business is off 30 to 45 per- 
cent because the majority of mar- 
ket showrooms cater, so we see no 
need to be open," said Freedle. Al- 
though closed, the employees still 
work during market so this causes them 
to block off the parking lot to market 
businesses. "Many of the renovations 
done to the place happen during market 
so we still accomplish a lot even if we're 
closed," explained Freedle. 

The Doghouse is not your average 
restaurant. It has history, a unique at- 
mosphere and frequent regulars. "It's a 
great time working and eating here," 
says Freedle. 



The Campus Chronicle is always looking for your stories. Contact Michael 
Gaspeny or a staff member for topic approval if you are a first time writer. 

Copy and Art for the next issue of the Chronicle are due February 14 by noon. 
Stories and photos can be submitted by e-mail in a word document attachment to 
hews@highpoint.edu .-'■•'. 



Word on the Street: Do you think we deserve Martin 

Luther King Jr. Day off? 




I don't believe that we deserve Martin 

Luther King Jr. Day off because of the 

lack of participation that we 

had during the events we had 

on campus. I don't believe 

that we would be doing 
anything for Martin Luther 
King if we had the day off. 

Stephanie Amponsah 
Junior 




Yes. Martin Luther King 

was a great man who did 

leaps and bounds for our 

society as a whole. 

Brandon McKenzie 
Junior 



Yes I do believe we need Martin 
Luther King day off. 
It should be a national 
holiday even if we are 

a private school. It 

should be treated as 
Christmas and Easter. 

Jermain McCain 
Freshman 




I don't think that we should take Martin Luther King Day 

off. I think that we should take time out in class to 

appreciate it or take time out off work to appreciate it. But 

if we get a day off, people aren't 

going to take it for what it is 

worth; they aren't going to 

appreciate it. I think people abuse 

the privilege in not taking it for 

what it is: and that is a day of 

reflection, unity and equality and 

seeing how far we have come. 

Joyce Johnson 
Freshman 




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"The Boondock Saints": The 
best movie you've never seen 




By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

It is unusual for a Chronicle re- 
viewer to comment on a movie thai is 
not current, hut sometimes the sheer ex- 
cellence of a work demands thai the 
reader be informed. 

The movie in this case is "The 
Boondock Saints." and you have prob- 
ably never even heard of it. It suffered 
the unfortunate fate of being released 
to an America that just witnessed a rash 
of school shootings that culminated 
with Columbine; the handgun-intensive 
action sequences understandably met 
with lew accolades. "Saints" has re- 
cently been released on DVD, however, 
and it has generated a considerable and 
fanatic Ian base, this author included. 

"Boondock Saints" stars Sean 
Patrick llanery ("Powder") and 
Norman Keedus ("Blade 2" and 
"8mm") as Connor and Murphy 
McManus; they are wild but beloved 
Irish-Catholic brothers living in Boston 
and working in a meatpacking plant 
The movie opens on St. Patricks Day, 
a grand party anywhere, but especially 
in an Irish pub m Boston Several heav- 
ies from the Russian Mafia show up at 



the bar and try to hustle the owner, but 
the McManus brothers and many of their 
inebriated constituents convince them, 
rather painfully, that they are nol wel- 
come The mobsters reappear at the 
brothers' 
apartment the 
following day 
and nearly 
succeed in ex- 
acting their 
revenge, but 
are ultimately 
unable to do 
so. 

Follow- 
ing this sec- 
ond run-in 
w ith the Rus- 
sians, the 
brothers have 
a revelation 
and decide 
the j have a 
'mission 

from God" (reminiscent of "The Blues 
Brothers") to destroy whateverevil they 
come across. Constantly hounded by 
flamboyant IBI agent Paul Smecker, 
played by a brilliant Willem Dafoe, 
C "onnor and Murphy go about fulfilling 




Nicholson brings another char- 
acter to life on silver screen 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Pai-e Editor 

"About Schmidt" presents the pain- 
ful side of aging as it follows the expe- 
riences of a 66-year-old man who si- 
multaneously must deal with his retire- 
ment, his wife's death and the marriage 
of his only child to an apparently me- 
diocre man. Warren Schmidt takes a 
lone journey in his Winnebago where 
he must face the regrets of his life and 
try to come to terms with those regrets. 

Jack Nicholson performs impecca- 
bly in this surprising role, proving his 
depth as an actor. There is no trace of 
his typical sarcastic, rebellious charac- 
ter as seen in the films "As Good as it 
Gets" and "One Flew Over the 
Cuckoo's Nest." The film was written 
and directed by Alexander Payne of 
"Election" fame and based on the novel 
by Louis Begley. 

Though largely advertised as a 
comedy, the film's humor is very dark. 
Occasional laughs are felt through irony 
in the midst of Schmidt's time of pain. 
After realizing that he has been easily 
replaced in his job as actuary of an 
Omaha insurance company, Schmidt 
spends his days in front of the televi- 
sion, where he decides to sponsor a 6 
year-old Tan/.anian orphan through 
Childreaeh for $22 a month. He writes 
the child a letter in which he expresses 
his frustration with retirement and his 
annoyance with his wife. His letters to 
this absent orphan become the film's 
narrative. He feels his wife has never 
understood him, despite 42 years of 
marriage. He feels a growing distance 
toward his daughter Jeannie. Follow- 
ing his wife's death, he lacks motiva- 
tion and feels lost. He packs up and 



hits (he road, with his final destination 
Being Denver where he hopes to stop 
his daughter's wedding. Playing 
Jeannie's fiance, Dermot Mulroney de- 
parts from his heartthrob status as the 
goofy Randall Hert/.el, an unmotivated 
waterbed salesman with a mullet. Kathy 
Bates adds humor to the film as 
Randall's mother, an eccentric and talk- 
ative free spirit. 

The film is a poignant glimpse into 
the life of a simple, hard-working man 
who feels empty despite a lifetime of 
events that outsiders would normally re- 
gard as being admirable. Payne suc- 
ceeds in creating a moving film with- 
out need for special effects or a big bud- 
get. 

"My films operate in the real 
world, not some semblance of it with 
made-up names and 555 telephone 
numbers," says Payne. 

Fans of "American Beauty" will 
most likely be drawn to this film. The 
Kevin Spacey character of Lester in 
"American Beauty" experiences a simi- 
lar crisis, but earlier in life. Both char- 
acters struggle to reach their daughters, 
and the two films share a similar brand 
of dark, ironic humor. 

Academy Award nominations seem 
likely to follow the film's recent Golden 
Globe wins for Payne's screenplay and 
Nicholson's performance. Any awards 
to Jack Nicholson are certainly de- 
served, as he widens the spectrum of 
characters he can portray in a believ- 
able way. 

Awards or not, "About Schmidt" is 
a film of raw emotion. It is about a man 
who is left with a lifetime of observa- 
tions left unsaid. All of us can relate to 
this character, since we all ponder the 
depth of our impact upon the world. 



their mission, beginning with the Ital- 
ian Mafia. "The Boondcxk Saints" is 
written and directed by a first-timer. 
Troy Duffy, who has created an incred- 
ible story and filmed it in an exciting 
and unique fashion. 

"Bound o c k 
Saints" is basically a 
mobster movie in re- 
verse. Instead of sit- 
ting through hours of 
mobsters "whack- 
ing" each other - or 
worse - killing inno- 
cents, the audience 
gets to cheer as the 
two brothers hunt 
down bad guy after 
bad guy with an odd 
mixture of wit and 
religious zeal. This 
movie is not for the 
faint of heart; its R- 
rating is well earned 
Despite the blood- 
shed, its revolutionary action sequences 
combined with witty dialogue and in- 
triguing religious undertones see to it 
that "The Boondock Saints" is living up 
to its reputation as the must-see under- 
ground classic. 



A 

Midsummer 
Night's 
Dream 



Hayworth Fine Arts Center 
Performance Hall 



SHOW TIMES 
Thursday, Friday 
Saturday 

7:30 

Sunday 

2:00 



$5 for students 
in advance 



'God's Son': lyrics are 
beyond those 
stereotypical of genre 



By Pamela- Montez Holley 

Staff Writer 

From Nasty Nas, to Escobar, to 
Nastradamus, to the intellectual and 
spiritual God's Son, Nasir Jones' fol- 
low up to "Stillmatic" 
and "The Lost Tapes" 
is worthy of the utmost 
praise. 

The album fea- 
tures old school beats, 
indisputable lyrics, 
samples of James 
Brown in "Get 
Down." There are also 
collaborations with 
Alicia Keys, Kelis, 
Claudette Ortiz of 
"City High," and pro- 
ductions by Eminem 
and the Alchemists. 
There's even a song featuring the late, 
great Tupac Shakur which Nas remade 
as a tribute to him. With all of these 
features, the album can only be de- 
scribed as exceptional, brilliant, but 
most of all unique. 

Let's face it, most modern rap art- 
ists rap strictly about sex, drugs, mur- 
der, and money, and things they've 
possibly never even been through. But 
Nas is one of the few who realizes 
there's more to life than that. He con- 
stantly takes us through a journey of 
both life and death and how he sur- 
vived numerous battles which granted 
him the title "The King of NY." 



Since he lost his mother in April 
to cancer, lyrics of her death are con- 
stantly repeated throughout the album. 
He reminds himself of his mother's 
death and wishes he could only have 
one more dance with her in the song 
"Dance." ("1 
wish you were 
here, I miss you 
more each sec- 
ond I breathe. 
You, resting in 
peace forever, I 
accepted you 
free, a blessing 
to me; I see you 
dressed in all 
white smiling at 
me, happy 
knowing ev- 
erything's all 
right; If only 1 
could hear your voice and your laugh- 
ter just one more time, my chest would 
be filled up with sunshine.") His vi- 
sions of heaven and thoughts of life af- 
ter death are reflected in a song titled 
"Heaven" and in his collaboration with 
Tupac Shakur in his tribute to him in a 
song titled "Thugz Mansion" (one of 
the highlights of the album along with 
his first single "Made You Look"). 

On a scale from 1-10, "God's Son" 
gets my rating of a 9.9. 1 would give it 
a 10 but I didn't want it to seem like I 
was obsessed. So, why are you still 
reading this review? Go out and buy 
this CD NOW!!! Go on, get! 




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Van Halen deserves 
place in the top 10 



By Dennis Kern 

Staff Writer 

Looking back on it, I wish 1 had 
done things differently. In the final edition 
of last semester's Campus Chronicle, I 
proclaimed Nirvana to be the tenth great- 
est rock and roll band of all time. This 
was a mistake. To be completely honest, I 
wrote what I thought people wanted to read 
instead of what I really felt. And the truth 
is, for the most part, I loathe Nirvana. I'm 
tired of Kurt Cobain being celebrated as 
some kind of slacker icon when in reality 
he was nothing more than a junkie and a 
coward who turned his back on his wife 
and child. 

A band I 
should have at least 
considered for a 
spot on the list of 
Top Ten Greatest 
Rock and Roll 
Bands of All Time 
is Van Halen. There 
were two versions 
of Van Halen. (three 
actually, but the 
third one wasn'l 
around long enough 

to count); one was the hard-rocking parly 
band fronted by David Lee Roth, and the 
other the more melodic, middle-ol-the road 
hit machine with Sammy Hagar out front. 

When Van Halen burst onto the na- 
tional scene in the late '70s, guitar-oriented 
rock was in desperate need of a good swift 
kick in the backside. It got just that in the 
form of Eddie Van Halen 's then ground- 
breaking "tapping" technique and the 
band's version ol The Kinks classic "You 
Really Got Me." That song rocked with a 
ferocity that more established acts of the 
time such as the plodding Black Sabbath, 
the aloof Led Zeppelin and the "art rock" 
garbage of Yes couldn't hope to match. 
More simply put. the kids wanted to party 
hard, and Van Halen was the soundtrack 
to the party. 

Each of the Roth-era Van Halen al- 
bums produced guaranteed concert an- 
thems while also garnering substantial ra- 
dio airplay. This isn't to say that all the al- 




bums were great, however. Where 
Mean Street may be the most satisfy- 
ing. Diver Down, which clocks tn at less 
than 30 minutes, is a testament to lazy 
self-indulgence. The beginning of the 
end of the first version of the band came 
w ith the release of 19X4, which featured 
the last great VH-Roth song, "Hot For 
Teacher." It's with 1 9H4 that Eddie Van 
Halen starts to take himself way too 
seriously and begins to consider him- 
self an artiste. While he's a talented 
guitarist, he's nowhere near as impor- 
tant as most critics would lead you to 
believe, nor is he the musical genius he 
considers himself. 

David Lee 
Roth was re- 
placed by 
Sammy Hagar. 
and while sty- 
listically the 
sound was dra- 
maticallv dif- 
ferent . the suc- 
cesses of Van 
Halen remained 
the same, if not 
improved. With 
Hagar out front, 
the songs were more polished, more 
professional, and quite frankly, more 
corporate. Van Hagar. as they were of- 
ten called, were nothing more than a 
slightly more muscular version of those 
sappy balladeers. Journey. Depending 
on whom you believe, Hagar was ei- 
ther fired or quit, and currently Van 
Halen seems to be on indefinite hiatus. 
Eddie Van Halen has painted him- 
self into a corner, and it would appear 
that his ego might keep the band from 
ever recording or touring again. He has 
vowed never to work with Roth again, 
yet Roth is the only guy out there whom 
the fans have any interest in seeing as 
lead singer. 1 will give Van Halen the 
respect they are due for simply being 
around as long as they have in a busi- 
ness filled with one-hit wonders. I can 
only hope, though, that Eddie's ego 
doesn't shelve Van Halen permanently. 



Phish again "Running 
Like an Antelope" 

Back from hiatus with Round Room 



By Brandon Wright 
Staff Writer 

At long last Phish phans do not have 
to wait any longer. After a few years on 
hiatus, Phish is done messing around 
with solo projects and is ready to start 
selling out stadiums again. While prac- 
ticing for their much anticipated 2(K)3 
tour. Phish came to realize just how reads 
they really were. In their usual free, im- 
provisational fashion. Phish was able to 
record a full-length studio album in a 
matter of four days. The new CD. Round 
Room, is the quartet's first studio release 
since Farmhouse in 2(KM). But Phish's 
members are clearly not showing any 
rust. 

It was just supposed to be practice 
lor Phish to prepare for their New Year's 
Eve show at Madison Square Garden, but 
Phish's members: Page McConnell (key 
boards, 
piano), 
J o n 
Fishman 
(percus- 
s i o n ) . 
Mike Gor- 
don (bass) 
and Trey 
Anastasio 
(lead gui- 
tar), ap- 
parently 
had a 
whole lot 
of creativ- 
ity and tal- 
e n t 
penned up 
inside too 

long. It was their first time playing to- 
gether since Oct. 7, 2(XX), and the result 
was the usual jazzy fusion of rock, jam, 
bluegrass and funk that Phish has made 
into a sound all its own. 

Round Room is an excellent record- 
ing because it picks up right where Phish 




left off. It's a ba anced mixture of 
slow, soft melodies like "Friday" and 
long epic songs that climax with 
crashing jams like "Pebbles and 
Marbles." All of the members are as 
on point with one another as they've 
ever been. Mike lavs down the bass 
track. Jon bangs away like a maniac 
with precision on the drums. Page 
smooths it out with his harmonious 
piano playing and Trey powers it all 
with his ability to dance across the 
tret-board like no other Phish shows 
us exactly what they were doing be- 
fore they went on hiatus. This album 
is a tribute to how talented these guys 
are, even though some may not favor 
their music and may believe there is 
no real depth or lyrical meaning. 
Phish is just four guys who can step 
up to the stage with any musicians. 
For Phish to be able to write and 

record a 
full length 
alburn from 
scratch in 
four days is 
simply 
a m a / i n g . 
Their free- 
spirited, in- 
dependent, 
improvisa- 
tional mu- 
sic is 
clearly as 
strong as it 
has ever 
been . 

As far 
as talent 
goes, Phish 
is arguably one of the greatest in the 
land. This new album only reinforces 
this idea. Round Room is Phish be- 
ing Phish and taking an idea for an 
album and, as Phish's famous anthem 
states, "Running Like an Antelope" 
with it, "out of control." 



The Road to music history: a timeless legend lives on 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

More than 30 years after the 
breakup, the Beatles' domino effect on 
music continues. A band that only sur- 
vived about seven good years changed 
music forever and wrote countless 
memorable songs. Abbey Road was one 
of their last records. Recorded in 1969, 
the band 
was far be- 
yond its 
days of 
sappy 
schmaltz 
such as "I 
Want to 
Hold Your 
Hand" and 
"Love Me 
Do." 

The 

best feature at Abbey Road is its diver- 
sity. The Beatles' love songs had 
evolved from being cute into being sexy. 
John Lennon's "I Want You (She's So 
Heavy)" is direct. "I want you so bad it's 




=Andrea Griffiths 



Editoral Page Editot 



driving me mad," howls Lennon as 
George Harrison's electric guitar 
hums quietly. The song takes many 
twists and turns, developing into an 
eight-minute opus. Songs of peace and 
revolution such as Lennon's "Come 
Together" remind us why the Beatles' 
music has been imbedded into our 
society forever. Playful tracks like 
Ringo Starr's "Octopus's Garden" help 
maintain a less serious atmosphere. 
With all these different types of music 
present in the band's style, Abbex Road 
is a perfect album for those first time 
listeners trying to get the Cliffs' Notes 
version of arguably the greatest band 
ever. 

Ever wonder what caused the 
Beatles to earn the reputation of being 
the greatest of all? Many opinions could 
be offered, but the answer is quite 
simple. All of the Fab Four were 
songwriters. This separates them from 
musicians today. Today's music is on 
the brink of becoming completely 
manufactured in that good songwriting 
and amazing talent are taking a backseat 
to the artist's physical attributes and the 



potential the artist has to sell records. The 
Beatles had a flawless formula for success. 
All four members wrote songs, and from 
there it is assumed that the best cuts from 
the four collections of songs made it onto 
the albums. Rarely is this method prac- 
ticed today. In general, bands have a pri- 
nt a r y 
songwriter 
or in worse 
cases they 
don't write 
their songs 
at all. 

Abbey 
Road fea- 
tures songs 
by all four 
m embers 
and although the Lennon/McCartney pair- 
ing comprises the world's most notewor- 
thy songwriting team, the two of them 
wrote songs individually on this album. 
More importantly, however, George 
Harrison authored many of Abbey Road's 
jewels. He is responsible for the ballads 
"Something" and "Here Comes the Sun." 
With Lennon and McCartney receiving 




endless attention and Starr lagging be- 
hind in terms of his musical abilities, 
Harrison is undoubtedly the group's 
most underrated member. 

The Beatles had an uncanny knack 
for creating a feeling of 
interconnectedness on their albums. 
Legendary producer 
George Martin aided this 
process. Abbey Road is 
no exception. Musical 
themes as well as song 
topics are recurring. The 
process is not blind mu- 
sic-making. There is an 
opening, where the lis- 
tener is introduced and 
warms up to the album's 
style. In the middle a plot 
is created, and a climax of intense mu- 
sic occurs. The album ends smoothly, 
carefully bringing the plot to a close. 
Abbey Road's closing track, "In the 
End," leaves the listener with a mes- 
sage of peace, reminding us why we 
continue to feel the effects of the Fab 
lour today: "And in the end the love 
you take is equal to the love you make." 



Van Halen deserves 
place in the top 10 



The Road to music history: a timeless legend li 




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Campus Chronicle 



Organizations 



Friday, January 31, 2003 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters of Kappa Delta 
would LOVE to congratulate our new 
members: Carrie Shank, Kelly Hewitt, 
Kathryn DiMola, Sylvia Harwood, 
Kaci Martin, Jenny Kahanal, Julia 
Antonelli, Allison Saviello, Kristin 
Mali, and Kristy Lahonte! You are the 
best of the bunch and we cannot wait 
to share our sisterhood with you! 

( ongratulations also to all the 
other organizations for your new 
members as well! 

The KDs would like to 
congratulate our new council: Christie 
McCroarty-l'resiflent, Lindscy Silva- 
YT-New Member Id. Mishele Valescy- 
Secretary. I.vndsey ( ondray-VP 
Membership, Jen Messick-V I* Public 
Relations, Sarah Czw Treasurer, 
Sondra Morris-Asst. Treasurer, April 
Shields-Panhellenic Representative, 
and Susan Bury-V I' Standards! Good 
luck girls!!!! 

Our annual (rush Party is 
coming up. Boys, be ready to be 
handcuffed! This year, the party will 
be at Triangle on Valentine's Day! 

We are looking forward to our 
scheduled mixers with each fraternity! 
We are excited to spend some crazy 
evenings with you! 



Odyssey Club 



The Odyssey Club lias already 
begun planning what promises to be a 
very active semester. 
Three of our ritual Movie Nights have 
been scheduled for Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and 
March 2X. Members are encouraged to 
join us for fellowship and a free movie 
ticket at the Oak Hollow cinemas. 

We are especially excited about 
our planned trip to Washington. D.C. the 
weekend of April 4-6. Dr. Corey will 
chaperone this trip which we hope will 
be of little cost to members wishing to 
attend. Members should RSVP to Dr. 
Rick Schneid by Feb. 3 and should 
include a $10 nonrefundable deposit. 

Be sure to watch for other 
upcoming events, including another Raft 
Debate on March 12 and the publication 
of our first Honors Journal this spring. 



Sororities hold recruitment on campus 



By Lindsey Silva 

Co-Cireek Editor 

January marks beginning of For- 
mal Recruitment for HPU's four 
Panhellenic sororities, livery year, the 
sororities participate in one week ol ac- 
tivities ol Formal Recruitment in order 
to gain a spring pledge class of new 
members. 

This year, fifty-two freshmen 
women signed up to participate in For- 
mal Recruitment, although only forty- 
two were approved and began the pro- 
cess on Sunday. January 19. Open 
house in Shine Center's Great Room 
kicked off the week ol events. 

Following Open House, the sorori- 
ties held parties designed to attract the 
potential members to their sorority. 
These parties were held Monday. 
Wednesday, and Friday in various ar- 
eas ol campus, including Milhs lounges, 
the Great Room, and the Empty Space 
Theater. Themes ranged from song and 
dance to enthusiastic skits. 

Bids were offered Saturday to 
thirty-four women to four different so- 
rorities. Each sorority has the opportu- 
nity to meet campus quota, which is 
forty-five. Due to the low level of in- 
terest, quota for each sorority's spring 
pledge class was only ten. 

"The numbers were somewhat low, 
but not discouraging. Every sorority 
seems extremely excited to involve their 
new members!" exclaimed Jocelyn 
Pa/a, Panhellenie President. 

Panhellenic oversaw the events and 
designated Recruitment Counselors to 
small groups of women. These coun- 




selors were unaffiliated members of each 
sorority and answered the women's 
questions while aiding their decision- 
making. 

Panhellenic Council has been hard 
at work making changes to benefit the 
Greek women on campus and potential 
members. Working year-round, they are 
promoting awareness of Recruitment 
rules and are asking each sorority to be- 
come aware of Panhellenic duties. The 
council this year, besides Pa/a, is made 
up of Vice-President Jeanelle McKinney, 
Secretary Rebecca Plescia. and Treasurei 
Betsy Fdwards. Delegates that helped 



to make Recruitment successful were 
Amanda Frisbee and April Shields. 
Rans Triplett is serving his fifth year as 
the Panhellenic Advisor. 

If any freshmen or upperciassmen 
women missed out on Formal Recruit- 
ment and are interested in joining a so- 
rority, they are encouraged to participate 
in Informal Recruitment in the fall. Stop 
by Student Life with any questions. 

"Although the weather was a bit un- 
pleasant, we had a successful week!" 
Triplett admitted. "Everyone cooperated 
with Panhellenic rules and was well be- 
haved." 



Delta Sigma Phi 

AZ 

Delta Sigma Phi would like to welcome 
everyone back for the spring semester of 
classes. Our spring rush has gotten off to 
a great start and we are looking forward 
to having some great assets to our 
fraternity. We are also excited about our 
upcoming beach party that will take place 
sometime in the coming weeks at our 
fraternity house, and we are looking 
forward to our mixer with the KD's. 



Students travel to American Humanics 

Conference 



From Stall Reports 

High Point University students, fac- 
ulty and staff traveled to Fas Vegas to 
attend the American Humanics Man- 
agement Institute, a nonprofit manage- 
ment education conference, January 2- 
4. More than 5(K) students from 70 
colleges and universities cut their se- 
mester breaks short to network with 
nonprofit executives, participate in a 
simulated case study, and attend work- 
shops led by local and national experts 
in nonprofit management. 

American humanics is a national al- 
liance of colleges, universities, and non- 
profit organizations that prepare and 
certify college students for professional 
careers in youth and human service 
agencies. It is affiliated with more than 
75 colleges and universities nationwide 
and partners with eighteen national non- 
profit organizations. 

The purpose of the Annual Manage- 



Panhellcnic 

Panhellenic Council wants to 
congratulate the new members of each 
sorority! We know you will all be an 
amazing addition to your organization! 
We would also like to thank each sorority 
lor making Recruitment How smoothly! 
We appreciate all of your cooperation! 

Congratulations to all the Greek 
Women on campus for your additions to 
your organizations! 

Thanks to our advisor, Rans 
Triplett for all of your help this Formal 
Recruitment! 

Next on the Panhellenic agenda 
is the National Panhellenic Conference 
this April in Atlanta. HPU will be send- 
ing several Greek women down there to 
become educated in Panhellenic duties! 



Theta Chi 
EA 

Theta Chi appreciates everyone 
coming back to school this semester. Nice 
seeing you around campus. 

The spring rush appears to be a 
success, and we are hoping these guys 
can carry us into the future. 

We are planning a good time for 
a bid party on Friday. Other events in- 
clude Drags and ordinary weekend fun. 
We have also begun the countdown to 
Dream Girl on Easter weekend. 

Intramural basketball is looking 
good so far. High lights include 3-point- 
ers, jumping, and playing defense. 

We hope everybody has a good 
time doing those things you do. 



ment Institute is to expose junior and 
senior students to experiences they will 
encounter as youth and human service 
agency professionals. This conference 
is considered the capstone professional 
development experience for students 
enrolled in the American Humanics 
nonprofit management program. It is 
held annually during the first week in 
January and rotates to a different city 
each year. Keynote speakers included 
Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky, Chief Executive 
Officer of the Corporation for National 
and Community service; Dr. Robert 
Long, Vice President of Philanthropy 
for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and 
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, famed Notre 
Dame football player and motivational 
speaker. 

Ten students and Campus Director 
Pamela Palmer represented High Point 
University. 




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Hall (Jets NCAA Provisional Mark 
KOCKHIU.s.c. Wiathroa 

sophomore sprinter Joe Hall has provisionallv 
qualified lor the 2003 NCAA Indoor Track ami 
Reld Championships lhal will he held Mar. 14- 
13 in Faycttev ille. Arkansas 

Hall, a first-year performer tor head coach 

Ben Paxtoo's Eagle track leani after transferring from 

the University of New Orleans, turned in a qualify- 
ing time of 6.72 in the GO meter dash this past Satur 
d8) during Winthrop's indoor meet at Appalachian 
State That time currently ranks Hall 14th in the na- 
tion and has him in the running lor one ot the quali- 
fying spots for NCAA nationals. Paxton savs ahout 
IX of the top national times qualify for the champi- 
onship meet. 

'We knew all along that Joe could run out- 
doors, hut to be this fast indoor at the first meet ot 
the season shows that he can he a force nationally. 
There is no way for Joe to go hut up and we are ex- 
cited ahout his development here at Winthrop." savs 
Paxton. 

Hall, a name of Watkinsville, Georgia, was 
an All-Sun Belt Conference selection last sear at New 
Orleans with a time of 10.51 for the I(K) meter clash 
He was also an all-state performer in the KM) meters 
at Clark Central High School 

I 'SI 's O'Neil, Klon'st iambic Karn Men's 
Basketball Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Charleston 

Southern's Hd O'Neil was named Big South Player 
ot the Week in men s basketball on Monday, while 
Eton's Rasmi Gamble was tabbed freshman of the 
week. 

O'Neil averaged 14.0 points. 4 5 assists and 
5.0 steals in two Conference wins. O'Neil hit four 
clutch free throws at Coastal Carolina in the final 
minute to seal the win. He scored 1 .1 points with four 
assists and three steals against the Chants. He scored 
15 points, including eight of CSU's final 12 points in 
regulation in an overtime win over High Point. In 
addition he dished out five assists and recorded seven 
steals in the crucial win over the Panthers. O'Neil 
currently ranks third nationally in Division I in total 
steals with 44 thefts on the season. 

Gamble recorded hack-to-back double- 
doubles last week against Winthrop and Coastal Caro- 
lina He finished 10-for- 1 3 from the field for the two 
contests while totaling 25 points. 22 rebounds, two 
blocked shots and two steals (ramble posted careers 
Inglis in both points (15) and rebounds (I I ) in Blon's 
63-60 win over Coastal Carolina. He followed that 
performance with 10 markers and 1 1 hoards in F.lon's 
67-60 loss to Winthrop. For the two games. Gamble 
averaged 12.5 points. 1 1 .0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 
steals. 1 .5 turnovers and 24.0 minutes. 

Each week during the season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly men's basketball re- 
port. The Wingate Inn Player of the Week, the Fresh- 
man of the Week. League notes, results and upcom- 
ing matches will all be featured in the report. 

Daniels, Wicker Claim Big South Women's 
Basket bull Weekly Honors 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Big South Con- 
ference released its seventh women's basketball re- 
port of the 2(K)2-(H season. Charleston Southern 
swept this week's awards with Marea Daniels taking 
Player of the Week honors, while Keena Wicker was 
tabbed the Freshman of the Week. 

In two victories this week. Daniels averaged 
19.5 points, four steals and three rebounds. She scored 
a career-high 27 points in the win over High Point, 
hitting 1 0-of- 1 3 shots from the field and 6- for- 7 from 
the charity stripe. She scored 12 points with seven 
assists, six boards and four steals in Saturday's 75- 
57 win over UNC Asheville. For the week. Daniels 
was 15-of-24 from the field and 7-of-X from the line 
with eight steals. 

Wicker averaged 10 points and eight rebounds 
in two games last week, including a 14 point, 12 re- 
bound effort in the win over UNC Asheville. She hit 
7-of-IO shots from the field in the win over UNC 
Asheville. Wicker is currently fifth in the Big South 
Conference in field goal percentage (.473) and tied 
for eighth in rebounding (6. 1 ). 

Kach week during the season, the Big South 



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Conference will posi a weekly women's hnakrtball 
report. The Wsagatt inn Playerof the Week, the I rcsh 

in. in ol the Week. League notes, results and upcom- 
ing matches will all be featured in the report 

Klon's Ismail, Warren Named A II- Region 

KI.ON. NC-Flon University's Josh Rowan 
(Gainesville, GA/West Hall HS) and Mike Warren 
(Linden, NC/Pine Forest HS) vcerc named to Don 
Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette NCAA- 
IAA All-Southeast Region squad Thursday aft er n o on. 
Rowan Was tabbed to the first team, while Warren 
was chosen to the second unit 

Rowan, a 6-1. 260-pound senior offensive 
lineman, also earned First Team All Big South Con- 
ference and Dopke.COm Big South Conference Per 
former of the War honors last month He registered 
an X2-pcrcent season grade with 19 linebacker 
knockdowns. 13 pancake blocks. 31 decleaters and 
only one sack allowed for the 2002 campaign. He led 
the Phoenix in the weight room with team-best per- 
formances in the bench press (425 pounds), the squat 
(735) and the power clean (355). 

Rowan helped the Phoenix to finish first in 
the Big South Conference and 15th in NCAA-IAA 
in rushing offense with 223.1 yards per game last 
season F.ntering the campaign, the second-year team 
co-captain was named an honorable mention pre- 
season All-American by The Sports Network, a third 
team preseason All-American by Football Ga/ette and 
a National Strength and Conditioning Association Ail- 
American. He was ranked the sixth-best NCAA-IAA 
offensive tackle in the country by The Sports Net- 
work last summer. 

The two-time Fcxitball Gazette National Of- 
fensive Lineman of the Week is also a stellar per- 
former in the classroom. Rowan has collected Verizon 



Second Team Academic All-District, Academic All- 
Big South Conference and Division l-AA Athletics 
Directors Assoc i at i o n Academic All-Star accolades 
for the 2002 campaign 

Warren, a 6-2. 2 30-pound redshirt sophomore 
linebacker, amassed H2 total tackles, including I 3 tor 
,i lossot 4' yards in his first season with the Phoenix 
since transferring from North Carolina State Univer- 
sity He also recovered a pair of fumbles as well as a 
pair of pass deflections 

The First learn All Big South selection was 
declared ,i Con fe r en ce Defensive Player ot the Week 
onct and Was an honorable mention pick for the honor 
m\ other weeks this fall Wanes led the Phoenix to 
first in the Big South in rushing defense at 1 56. H yards 
pel game He finished third in the league in total 
tackles and second in tackles for loss 

Via his First Team All-Region status. Rowan 
is now eligible lor All American distinction, to be 
announced later this month 

Bit; South Basketball Television Package 
To Begin Friday 

CON W VY, S.C. The Big South Conference 
Will kick-off its basketball television package this 
weekend when Coastal Carolina plays host to 
Winthrop women's basketball Friday night at 7:00 
p.m. on the Big South Television Network (BSTN). 
The Chanticleer men will then host Charleston South- 
ern Saturday after noon at 4:(K) p.m. on Fox Sports 
Nel South. 

The BSTN, the network the League formed 
last season, will again carry its basketball games in 
the 2002-2003 season. The Big South Television 
Network (BSTN) was officially launched last sea 
son. allowing fans across the Southeast access to Big 
South television broadcasts. A total of 1 1 games will 



air on the BSTN. 

The women's game will also be available 

via satellite at the following coordinates: SBS-6. 

Transponder 6, The men's game will be available 

via satellite at SBS-6 KC Band. Transponder l > 
The BSTN includes aft i hates spanning all 

nine Big South markets, from Virginia to Alabama 
It includes Fox Sports Net South. Comcast/Charter 
Sports Southeast and Comcast Sports Net. three re- 
gional sports networks, as well as several cable and 
satellite sy stems, and over the air stations. Additional 
affiliates may he added to the network in the near 
future A total of over 20 million households are scr- 
v iced by the BSTN. 

"The BSTN was a huge success for us last 
season.'' said Commissioner Kyle B Kallander. "It 
allows us to strengthen the penetration of our televi- 
sion package in the Southeast, home to all of our in- 
stitutions and a ma|orily of our alumni " 

This season, the BSTN will incorporate the 
following outlets: Comcast Cable Charleston 
(Charleston. SO. Comcast SportsNet (Mid- Atlantic- 
region i; Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (South- 
eastern Region); Fox Sports Net South (Southeast- 
ern Region); Horry Telephone Coop erat ive. Channel 
4 (Myrtle Beach/Conway. S.C.); Liberty Channel 
(Lynchburg Va.. Dish Network); Rock Hill Cable. 
Channel 21 (Rock Hill. S.G); Time Warner Cable- 
Charlotte. Channel u (Charlotte. NO ); Time Warner 
Cable Greensboro. Channel 6 u /Burlington. Channel 
67 (Greensboro/Burlington. N.O); WASV-TV 
((ireenville/Spartanburg/Asheville); WDRL-TV 
(Roanoke. Va.),WUPN(Winston-Salem/(ireensboro/ 
High Point. N.O); WXIV-TV (Greensboro/High 
Point. N.O/Danville. Va.). 

Bach Big South team will be on telev ision at 
least once through the course of the regular season 
There will be three games in January and six in Feb- 
ruary The BSTN will also carry the men's tourna- 
ment semifinals and the women's championship 
game. In addition, the League will also have two 
games air on F.SPN2, a regular season game between 
Coastal Carolina and Winthrop and the men's cham- 
pionship game. 



Buccaneers pummel Raiders in "Pirate" Bowl 



The best team in football won the 
Super Bowl this year, but I cannot ap- 
preciate the game. Maybe it's because I 
have a mental problem that causes me to 
hate every team that wins when my fa- 
vorite team blows the season. It is more 
likely that I just wanted an entertaining 
game. I have no qualms with the Buc- 
caneers; in fact, 1 enjoy watching them 
play. That said, they did not need to blow 
out the Raiders. 

A Super Bowl should be entertain- 
ment from start to finish, much like last 
year's stellar conclusion. I did not like 
the Patriots one bit last year, but I loved 
the championship. I like both teams in 
the Super Bowl this year, but almost fell 
asleep by the end of the game. Drowsi- 
ness should not be a symptom of the 
championship game in the NFL. 

I also thought it was a shame that 
the game was considered to be won by 
Jon Gruden. "Chucky" happens to be 
one of the top coaches in the game to- 
day, but admits he stays out of the 
defense's way. There is no denying that 
the Tampa Bay defense won the game. 
Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin calls 
all of the defensive plays. Kiffin once 
rode a horse into Raleigh when he be- 
came head coach of the North Carolina 



State Wolfpack; after a mediocre record, 
he was ridden out of Raleigh. Give the 
man credit. He found his spurs again and 
was instrumental in winning the biggest 
crown in football. With Kiffin's monsters 
on defense and Gruden's knowledge of 
Oakland's strategy, there was no way the 
Bucs could lose. I wish that would have 

hit me when I 
saw the 

spread. In 
fact, many 
prognostica- 
tors were 
blinded by the 
Raiders' ap- 
parently un- 
stoppable 
passing at- 
tack. 

The main 
reason this 
Super Bowl should be considered a bust 
is that the great Jerry Rice had to suffer 
the indignity of a loss. Joe Montana never 
lost, so why does Rice? Rice losing in 
the Super Bowl is like John McClane los- 
ing to the Eastern Europeans in "Die 
Hard"; it just shouldn't happen. Just pic- 
ture McClane getting pulled out of the 
window while Hans pulls himself back 




=Kenny Graffe 



Sports Editor 



into the building safely. That is what it 
felt like watching Rice walk off the field 
a loser. Heartbreaking. 

The game was not all negative, 
however. Gruden handled the win with 
class. He never talked up his role in 
winning the championship. He said the 
right words when it came to acknowl- 
edging his departure from the Raiders 
in the off-season. 

He said, "I apologize about how I 
got here, any feeling that I have hurt. I 
am just excited about being a head coach 
in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Bucs, 
and to win the Super Bowl is something 
that I can't describe how great I feel. 
That's the best I can give you." 

So the Super Bowl was not a com- 
plete disappointment. Mike Alston and 
Warren Sapp finally got their rings, and 
maybe, just maybe, this will shut 
Keyshawn Johnson up. Then again, 
some things are just too much to ask for. 

Now that football season is over, my 
life is just a little less meaningful. My 
roommates and I can win the Super 
Bowl on Madden; while gratifying, that 
does not have the glory of real football.. 
College basketball will entertain me, as 
will baseball, but when one season ends, 
it hurts. 



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Organizations 



Friday, January 31, 2003 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters of Kappa Delta 
would LOVE to congratulate our new 
members: Carrie Shank, Kelly Hewitt, 
Kathryn DiMola, Sylvia Harwood, 
Kaci Martin, Jenny Kahanal, Julia 
Antonelli, Allison Saviello, Kristin 
Mali, and Kristy Labonte! You are the 
best of the bunch and we cannot wait 
to share our sisterhood with you! 

( 'ongratulations also to all the 
other organizations for your new 
members as well! 

The KDs would like to 
congratulate our new council: Christie 
McCroarty-l'residcnt, l.indsey Silva- 
VP-New Member Kd, Mishele Valesey- 
Secretary, l.yndsey Condray-VP 
Membership, Jen Messfck-VP Public 
Relations, Sarah ( zyz- Treasurer, 
Sondra Morris-Asst. Treasurer, April 
Shields-Panhellenic Representative, 
and Susan Rury-VP Standards! Good 
luck girls!!!! 

Our annual Crush Party is 
coming up. Boys, be ready to be 
handcuffed! This year, the party will 
be at Triangle on Valentine's Day! 

We are looking forward to our 
scheduled mixers with each fraternity! 
We are excited to spend some crazy 
evenings with you! 



Odyssey Club 



The Odyssey Club has already 
begun planning what promises to be a 
very active semester. 
Three of our ritual Movie Nights have 
been scheduled for Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and 
March 28. Members are encouraged to 
join us for fellowship and a tree movie 
ticket at the Oak Hollow cinemas. 

We are especially excited about 
our planned trip to Washington, D.C. the 
weekend of April 4-6. Dr. Corey will 
chaperone this trip which we hope will 
be of little cost to members wishing to 
attend. Members should RSVP to Dr. 
Rick Schneid by Feb. 3 and should 
include a $10 nonrefundable deposit. 

Be sure to watch for other 
upcoming events, including another Raft 
Debate on March 12 and the publication 
of our First Honors Journal this spring. 



Sororities hold recruitment on campus 



By Lindsey Silva 

(D-dreek Editor 

January marks beginning of For- 
mal Recruitment tor MRU's four 
Fanhellenic sororities. Every year, the 
sororities participate in one week of ac- 
tivities of Formal Recruitment in order 
to gain a spring pledge class of new 
members. 

This year, fifty-two freshmen 
women signed up to participate in For- 
mal Recruitment, although only forty- 
tun were approved and began the pro- 
cess on Sunday. January l ( J. Open 
house in Slane Center's Great Room 
kicked off the week of events 

Following Open House, the sorori- 
ties held parties designed to attract the 
potential members to then sorority. 
These parties were held Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday in various ar- 
eas of campus, including Millis lounges, 
the Great Room, and the Empty Space 
Theater. Themes ranged from song and 
dance to enthusiastic skits. 

Bids were offered Saturday to 
thirty-lour women to tour different so- 
rorities, luich sorority has the opportu- 
nity to meet campus quota, which is 
forty-five. Due to the low level of in- 
terest, quota for each sorority's spring 
pledge class was only ten. 

"The numhers were somewhat low, 
but not discouraging. Every sorority 
seems extremely excited to involve their 
new members!" exclaimed Jocelyn 
Pa/a, Fanhellenic President. 

Fanhellenic oversaw the events and 
designated Recruitment Counselors to 
small groups of women. These conn- 




IMIOTO BY: CHRISTY BROWN 



Sisters and new members of Kappa Delta Sorority celebrate Bid Day 



selors were unaffiliated members of each 
sorority and answered the women's 
questions while aiding their decision- 
making. 

Fanhellenic Council has been hard 
at work making changes to benefit the 
Greek women on campus and potential 
members. Working year-round, they are 
promoting awareness of Recruitment 
rules and are asking each sorority to be- 
come aware ol Panhcllenic duties. The 
council this year, besides Pa/a, is made 
up of Vice-President Jeanelle McKinney, 
Secretary Rebecca Plescia, and Treasure] 
Betsy Edwards. Delegates that helped 



to make Recruitment successful were 
Amanda Frisbee and April Shields. 
Rans Triplett is serving his Fifth year as 
the Panhcllenic Advisor. 

If any freshmen or upperclassmen 
women missed out on Formal Recruit- 
ment and are interested in joining a so- 
rority, they are encouraged to participate 
in Informal Recruitment in the fall. Stop 
by Student Life with any questions. 

"Although the weather was a bit un- 
pleasant, we had a successful week!" 
Triplett admitted. "Everyone cooperated 
with Panhcllenic rules and was well be- 
haved." 



Delta Sigma Phi 

AZ 

Delta Sigma Phi would like to welcome 
everyone back for the spring semester of 
classes. Our spring rush has gotten off to 
a great start and we are looking forward 
to having some great assets to our 
fraternity. We are also excited about our 
upcoming beach party that will take place 
sometime in the coming weeks at our 
fraternity house, and we are looking 
forward to our mixer with the KD's. 



Students travel to American 1 1 u manic s 

Conference 



From Stall Reports 

High Point University students, fac- 
ulty and stall traveled to Fas Vegas to 
attend the American Humanics Man- 
agement Institute, a nonprofit manage- 
ment education conference. January 2- 
4. More than 5(K) students from 70 
colleges and universities cut their se- 
mester breaks short to network with 
nonprofit executives, participate in a 
simulated case study, and attend work- 
shops led by local and national experts 
in nonprofit management. 

American humanics is a national al- 
liance of colleges, universities, and non- 
profit organizations that prepare and 
certify college students for professional 
careers in youth and human service 
agencies. It is affiliated with more than 
75 colleges and universities nationwide 
and partners with eighteen national non- 
profit organizations. 

The purpose of the Annual Managc- 



Panhclk nic 

Panhcllenic Council wants to 
congratulate the new members of each 
sorority! We know you will all be an 
amazing addition to your organization! 
We would also like to thank each sorority 
for making Recruitment flow smoothly! 
We appreciate all of your cooperation! 

Congratulations to all the Greek 
Women on campus for your additions to 
your organizations! 

Thanks to our advisor, Rans 
Triplett for all of your help this Formal 
Recruitment! 

Next on the Panhellenic agenda 
is the National Panhellenic Conference 
this April in Atlanta. HPU will be send- 
ing several Greek women down there to 
become educated in Panhellenic duties! 



Theta Chi 
EA 

Theta Chi appreciates everyone 
coming back to school this semester. Nice 
seeing you around campus. 

The spring rush appears to be a 
success, and we are hoping these guys 
can carry us into the future. 

We are planning a good time for 
a bid party on Friday. Other events in- 
clude Drags and ordinary weekend fun. 
We have also begun the countdown to 
Dream Girl on Easter weekend. 

Intramural basketball is looking 
good so far. High lights include ^-point- 
ers, jumping, and playing defense. 

We hope everybody has a good 
time doing those things you do. 



nient Institute is to expose junior and 
senior students to experiences they will 
encounter as youth and human service 
agency professionals. This conference 
is considered the capstone professional 
development experience for students 
enrolled in the American Humanics 
nonprofit management program. It is 
held annually during the first week in 
January and rotates to a different city 
each year. Keynote speakers included 
Dr. Leslie Lenkowsky, Chief Executive 
Officer of the Corporation for National 
and Community service; Dr. Robert 
Long, Vice President of Philanthropy 
tor the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and 
Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, famed Notre 
Dame football player and motivational 
speaker. 

Ten students and Campus Director 
Pamela Palmer represented High Point 
University. 




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Campus Chronicle 1 1 



Mall (it-is NCAA Provisional Mark 
KOCkHII.I. s.c. Wiathrop 

sophomore sprinter Joe Hall has provisional!) 
qualified lor the 2003 NCAA Indoor Track and 
Field Championships that will he held Mar. 14- 
15 in Favettewlle. Arkansas 

Hall. ■ fast-year performer tor head coach 
Hen Paxton's Eagle track team alter transferring from 
the I imersin of New Orleans, turned in a qualify- 
ing time of 6.72 in the o<> meter dash this past Satur- 
day during Winthrop's indoor meet at Appalachian 
State. That time current!) ranks Hall 14th in the na- 
tion and has him in the running tor one of the quali- 
fying spots for NCAA nationals PaXtOfl sass about 
IK of the top national times qualify lor the champi- 
onship meet 

"We knew all along that Joe could run out 
doors, hut to he this fast indoor at the first meet of 
the season shows that he can he a force nationally. 
There is no way for Joe lo go hut up and we are ev- 
ened about his development here at Winthrop." says 
I'aslon. 

Hall, a native of Watkinsv ille. Georgia, was 
an All-Sun Belt Conference selection last year at New 
Orleans with a lime of HI. 5 1 for the MX) meter dash. 
He was also an all-state performer in the MX) meters 
at Clark Central High School. 

CSl's O'Neil. Klon'sCamble Karn Men's 
Kaskt-thall Awards 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Charleston 

Southern's Fd O'Nei! was named Big South Player 
of the Week in men's basketball on Monday, while 
Elon'l Rasmi Gamble was tabbed freshman of the 
week. 

O'Neil averaged 14.0 points. 4 5 assists and 
5.0 steals in two Conference wins. O'Neil hit four 
clutch free throws at Coastal Carolina in the final 
minute to seal the win. He scored 13 points with four 
assists and three steals against the Chants. He scored 
1 5 points, including eight of CSU's final 1 2 points in 
regulation in an overtime win over High Point. In 
addition he dished out five assists and recorded seven 
steals in the crucial win over the Panthers. O'Neil 
currently ranks third nationally in Division I in total 
steals with 49 thefts on the season. 

Gamble recorded back-lo-back double- 
doubles last week against Winthrop and Coastal Caro- 
lina He finished 10-for- 1 3 from the field for the two 
contests while totaling 25 points. 22 rebounds, two 
blocked shots and two steals. Gamble posted careers 
highs in both points (15) and rebounds ( 1 1 ) in F.lon's 
6.V60 win over Coastal Carolina. He followed that 
performance with 10 markers and 1 1 boards in F.lon's 
67-60 loss to Winthrop. For the two games. Gamble 
averaged 12.5 points. 1 1 .0 rebounds. 1.0 blocks, 1.0 
steals. 1 .5 turnovers and 24.0 minutes. 

Kach week during the season, the Big South 
Conference will post a weekly men's basketball re- 
port. The Wingate Inn Player of the Week, the Fresh- 
man of the Week. League notes, results and upcom- 
ing matches will all be featured in the report. 

Daniels, Wicker Claim Big South Women's 
Basketball Weekly Honors 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The Big South Con- 
ference released its seventh women's basketball re 
port of the 2002-03 season. Charleston Southern 
swept this week's awards with Marea Daniels taking 
Player of the Week honors, while Kecna Wicker was 
tabbed the Freshman of the Week. 

In two victories this week. Daniels averaged 
19.5 points, four steals and three rebounds. She scored 
a career-high 27 points in the win over High Point, 
hitting 10-of- 1 3 shots from the field and 6-for-7 from 
the charity stripe. She scored 12 points with seven 
assists, six boards and four steals in Saturday's 75- 
57 win over UNC Ashcville. For the week, Daniels 
was l5-of-24 from the field and 7-of-S from the line 
with eight steals. 

Wicker averaged I (I points and eight rebounds 
in two games last week, including a 14 point, 12 re- 
bound effort in the win over UNC Asheville. She hit 
7 -of- 10 shots from the field in the win over UNC 
Asheville. Wicker is currently fifth in the Big South 
Conference in field goal percentage (.473) and tied 
for eighth in rebounding (6. 1 ). 

Kach week during the season, the Big South 



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Conference will post a weekly women's basketball 
report The Wingate Inn Player ol the Week, the Fresh- 
man of the Week, league notes, results and Upcom- 
ing matches will all be featured in the report. 

F.lon's Kowan, Warren Named All-Region 

F.I.ON. NC-Flon University's Josh Rowan 
(Gainesville, GA/Wesl Hall HSi and Mike Warren 
(Linden, NC/Pine Poresl HSi were named to Don 
Hansen's National Week!) Football Gazette NCAA- 
IAAAII -Southeast Region squad Thursday afternoon. 
Rowan was tabbed to the first team, while Warren 
was chosen to the second unit 

Rowan, a 6-1. 260-pound senior offensive 
lineman, also earned First Team All-Big South Con- 
ference and Dopke.COTfl Big South Conference Per 
former of the Year honors last month He registered 
an 82-percent season grade with 19 linebacker 
knockdowns. 13 pancake blocks. 31 decleaters and 
only one sack allowed lor the 2002 campaign. He led 
the Phoenix in the weight room with team-best per 
formances in the bench press (425 pounds), the squat 
(735) and the power clean (355). 

Rowan helped the Phoenix to finish first in 
the Big South Conference and 15th in NCAA-IAA 
in rushing offense with 223.1 yards per game last 
season. Filtering the campaign, the second-year team 
co captain was named an honorable mention pre- 
season All-American by The Sports Network, a third 
team preseason All- American by Football Gazette and 
a National Strength and Conditioning Association All- 
American. He was ranked the sixth-best NCAA-IAA 
offensive tackle in the country by The Sports Net- 
work last summer. 

The two-time Football Gazette National Of- 
fensive Lineman of the Week is also a stellar per- 
former in the classroom Rowan has collected Veri/on 



Second Team Academic All-District. Academic All- 
Big South Conference and Division l-AA Athletics 
Directors Association Academic All-Star accolades 
for the 2002 campaign. 

Warren, a 6-2. 230-pound redshirt sophomore 
linebacker, amassed K2 total tackles, including I ) lor 
a loss Of 43 yards in his tirst season with the Phoenix 
since transferring from North Carolina State Univer- 
sity He also recovered a pair of fumbles as well as a 
pair of pass deflections. 

lhc First Team All-Big South selection was 

declared aConference Defensive Player ol the Week 
once and was an honorable mention pick for the honor 
six other weeks this fall Warren led the Phoenix to 
first in the Big South in rushing defense at 1 56 H yards 
per game He finished third in the league in total 
tackles and second in tackles for loss 

Via his First learn All-Region status. Rowan 
is now eligible for All-American distinction, to be 
announced later thil month. 

Big South Basketball Television Patkage 
To Begin Friday 

CONWAY.S.C. The Big South Conference 
will kick-off its basketball television package this 
weekend when Coastal Carolina plays host to 
Winthrop women's basketball Friday night at 7:00 
p.m. on the Big South Television Network (BSTN). 
The Chanticleer men will then host Charleston South 
em Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 
Net South. 

The BSTN, the network the League formed 
last season, will again carry its basketball games in 
the 2002-20O3 season. The Big South Television 
Network (BSTN) was officially launched last sea 
son. allowing fans across the Southeast access to Big 
South television broadcasts. A total of 1 1 games will 



air on the BSTN. 

The women's game will also be available 

via satellite at the following coordinates: SBS-6. 

Transponder 6 The men's game will be available 

v i.i satellite at SBS-6 Kl Band. Transponder 9. 
The BSTN includes affiliates spanning all 

nine Big South markets, from Virginia to Alabama. 
It includes Fo\ Sports Net South. Comcast/Charter 
Sports Southeast and Comcast Sporls Net. three re- 
gional sports networks, as well as several cable and 
satellite sv stems, and OVet the an stations Additional 
affiliates may be added to the network in the near 
future. A total of over 20 million households are ser 
viced by (he BSTN. 

"The BSTN was a huge success for us last 
season.'' said Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander "It 
allows us to strengthen the pcnetiation of our telev i- 
lion package in the Southeast, home to all of OUT in- 
stitutions ami a majority ot our alumni " 

This season, the BSTN will incorporate the 
following outlets: Comcast Cable Charleston 
(Charleston. SC); Comcast SportsNcl (Mid-Atlantic 
region): Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (South- 
eastern Region): Fox Sporls Net South (Southeast 
ern Regioni; Horry Telephone Cooperative, Channel 
4 (Myrtle Beach/Conway. S.C.); Libert) Channel 
(Lynchburg Va.. Dish Network); Rock Hill Cable. 
Channel 21 (Rock Hill. S.C.i: Time Warner Cable 
Charlotte. Channel 9 (Charlotte. N.C ): Time Warner 
Cable Greensboro. Channel 69/Burlington. Channel 
67 (Greensboro/Burlington. N.C); WASV-TV 
(Greenville/Spartanburg/Ashcville); WDRL-TV 
l Roanoke. Va.); WUPN(Winston-Salcm/Grecnsboro/ 
High Point. N.C); WXIV-TV (Greensboro/High 
Point, N.C./Danville. Va). 

Kach Big South team will be on television at 
least once through the course of the regular season 
There will be three games in January and six in Feb- 
ruary. The BSTN will also carry the men's tourna 
men! semifinals and the women's championship 
game. In addition, the League will also have two 
games air on FSPN2. a regular season game between 
( oastal Carolina and Winthrop and the men's cham- 
pionship game. 



Buccaneers pummel Raiders in "Pirate" Bowl 



The best team in football won the 
Super Bowl this year, but I cannot ap- 
preciate the game. Maybe it's because 1 
have a mental problem that causes me to 
hate every team that wins when my fa- 
vorite team blows the season. It is more 
likely that I just wanted an entertaining 
game. 1 have no qualms with the Buc- 
caneers; in fact, 1 enjoy watching them 
play. That said, they did not need to blow 
out the Raiders. 

A Super Bowl should be entertain- 
ment from start to finish, much like last 
year's stellar conclusion. I did not like 
the Patriots one bit last year, but I loved 
the championship. I like both teams in 
the Super Bowl this year, but almost fell 
asleep by the end of the game. Drowsi- 
ness should not be a symptom of the 
championship game in the NFL. 

1 also thought it was a shame that 
the game was considered to be won by 
Jon Gruden. "Chucky" happens to be 
one of the top coaches in the game to- 
day, but admits he stays out of the 
defense's way. There is no denying that 
the Tampa Bay defense won the game. 
Defensive coordinator Monte Kit fin calls 
all of the defensive plays. K. iff in once 
rode a horse into Raleigh when he be- 
came head coach of the North Carolina 



State Wolfpack; after a mediocre record, 
he was ridden out of Raleigh. Give the 
man credit. He found his spurs again and 
was instrumental in winning the biggest 
crown in football. With Kiffin's monsters 
on defense and Gruden's knowledge of 
Oakland's strategy, there was no way the 
Bucs could lose. I wish that would have 

hit me when I 
saw the 

spread. In 
fact, many 
prognostica- 
tors were 
blinded by the 
Raiders' ap- 
parently un- 
stoppable 
passing at- 
tack. 




-Kenny GrafE- 



Sports Editor 



The main 
reason this 
Super Bowl should be considered a bust 
is that the great Jerry Rice had to suffer 
the indignity of a loss. Joe Montana never 
lost, so why does Rice? Rice losing in 
the Super Bowl is like John McClane los- 
ing to the Eastern Europeans in "Die 
Hard"; it just shouldn't happen. Just pic- 
ture McClane getting pulled out of the 
window while Hans pulls himself back 



into the building safely. That is what it 
felt like watching Rice walk off the field 
a loser. Heartbreaking. 

The game was not all negative, 
however. Gruden handled the win with 
class. He never talked up his role in 
winning the championship. He said the 
right words when it came to acknowl- 
edging his departure from the Raiders 
in the off-season. 

He said, "I apologize about how I 
got here, any feeling that I have hurt. I 
am just excited about being a head coach 
in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Bucs, 
and to win the Super Bowl is something 
that I can't describe how great I feel. 
That's the best I can give you." 

So the Super Bowl was not a com- 
plete disappointment. Mike Alston and 
Warren Sapp finally got their rings, and 
maybe, just maybe, this will shut 
Keyshawn Johnson up. Then again, 
some things are just too much to ask for. 

Now that football season is over, my 
life is just a little less meaningful. My 
roommates and 1 can win the Super 
Bowl on Madden; while gratifying, that 
does not have the glory of real football.. 
College basketball will entertain me, as 
will baseball, but when one season ends, 
it hurts. 



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Friday, January 31, 2003 



Basketball teams begin conference play with mixed results 

Lady Panthers dominating at home, struggling away 



By Bethany Davoll 
Staff Writer 

The High Point University Lady 
Panthers have begun this basketball sea- 
son on the right foot, with a 7-1 record at 
home and an 11-7 mark overall. In the 
Big South Conference, they hold a record 
n| J-3 to put them in fourth place. 

The Panthers opened the season 
Nov. 24 against Western Carolina on the 
road, and lost soundly, 72-47. High Point 
came out slow to start the game, but held 
on to a one- point lead at half time, 28-27. 
However, in the second half the Cata- 
mounts took control of the game. Misty 
Brockman led the way lor the Panthers 
with 14 points; sophomore Kate Jenner 
added nine points and five boards. 

High Point rebounded from the loss 
with three straight wins, against Gardner- 
Webb. Longwood and Campbell. In the 
home opener against Gardner- Webb, the 
Panthers used a balanced scoring attack 
and strong rebounding to beat a weaker 
team, freshman Katie O'Dell and Narelle 
Henry both scored 1 1 points, with Henry 
tossing in live assists as well. O'Dell used 
strong post moves under the basket and 
hard drives down the lane to score her 
season high of II. High Point out-re- 
bounded Gardner- Webb 51-38, led by 
freshman Keauna Vinson with nine 
boards, (iina Rosser, Cebronica Scott and 
Emily Mills all pulled down six rebounds 
apiece. 

Playing their second game in two 
days and third in 
tour. High Point 
beat I .ongwood 64- 
49 at home. Neither 
team was able to 
score for the first 
four minutes of the 
game until 

Longwood hit a 
layup, followed 
immediately by a 
jumpshot from 
Cebronica Scott. 
Neither team de- 
veloped a large 
lead in the first 

half. Longwood pulled out ahead 1 8-8, 
but the Panthers came back to lead 28-24 
at the half. Longwood tied the game at 29 
with 1 7:37 remaining, and both sides were 
tied a minute later at 33-33. The game 
would remain tight until just under six 
minutes when High Point was able to pull 
ahead 49-38 off a layup from Shannon 
O'Brien. Longwood would never make a 
serious threat the rest of the way, and High 
Point came away with the 64-49 win. 
Vinson led all scorers with 16, followed 
by Henry with 12 points and five assists, 
and Scott with 10 points and live re- 
bounds. 

The Panthers stretched their win- 
ning streak to three with a win on the road 
Nov. 30 against Campbell. High Point 
faced a tough battle from the Camels, but 
came away with the one point victory, 59- 
58. The Panthers relied on a strong scor- 
ing output from starters Brockman, Henry 
and Jenner to lead the way. High Point 
quickly jumped out to a 6-0 lead off of 
four points from Jenner and a layup by 
Henry. Campbell came back to tie the 
game at 14-all with 9:31 left in the first 
half. At halftime the Panthers found them- 
selves down 31-24 after Campbell went 
on a 10-4 run to close out the last three 
minutes before intermission. Henry and 
Jenner combined tor the first 1 2 points of 




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Keauna Vinson sets to .shoot 



the second half for High Point, bringing 
the Panthers to within three, 36-39. Henry 
gave her team the edge at 41-39 with a 
three-point shot with 9:39 remaining in 
the game. The score moved back and 
forth until High Point pulled ahead by 10, 
57-47, off a free throw from Scott. 
Campbell steadily clawed away at the lead 
but would be unable to tie or pull ahead 
again, despite a late three point shot that 
brought them within one with 40 seconds 
to play. The Panthers' defense held strong, 
however, and High Point came away with 
the win. Brockman and Henry both scored 
13, followed by 12 
from Jenner. Henry 
had eight steals in 
the game and Scott 
added five thefts of 
her own. 

Wake lores! 
welcomed the Pan- 
thers to Winston- 
Salem Dec. 2. and 
High Point left with 
an 82-32 loss. 
Brockman scored 
10 in the game, and 
Katie O'Dell had 
six along with four rebounds. 

The Panthers didn't let the loss keep 
them down for long , coming back to beat 
Furman by one at home, 52-51. High 
Point lead Furman 50-46 with 5:26 re- 
maining in the game, but neither team was 
able to score for the next three minutes. 
Furman broke the drought with a three, 
making the score 50-49. 
furman then pulled ahead 51- 
50 off a jumper with 28 seconds 
left. Coach Tooey Loy then 
called time out to set the of- 
fense, and when play resumed, 
Gina Rosser found herself at 
the line having drawn a foul. 
Rosser iced both free throws to 
seal the 52-51 victory for the 
Panthers. Brockman led High 
Point with 12 points, followed 
by nine each from O'Dell and 
Vinson. Henry added five 
steals, five assists and six points 
before fouling out of the game. 
High Point next took on North 
Carolina A&T on the road, and came 
away with a convincing 79-34 victory. 
The Panthers came out strong and never 
looked back, allowing A&T only 14 
points in the first half. Scott had four steals 
and 13 points; Henry had five steals and 
10 points to set the tone Panthers. 

The beginning of winter break was 
spent in Ames, Iowa, where the Panthers 
traveled to a 
tournament 
hosted by the 
Iowa State Cy- 
clones. Iowa 
State, ranked in 
the pre-season 
Top 25, barely 
missed a shot, 
beating High 
Point 109-46. 
Stephanie Scott 
scored 1 1 for 
High Point, fol- 
lowed by six 
each from Henry 
and Jenner. 

High Point 
recovered the next day to beat Centenary 
83-56. Hie Panthers played sound defense 
with a total of 20 steals, lead by Brockman 
and Jenner with five each and Cebronica 



Scott with four. Scott had 15 points in the 
game, followed by Henry and Rosser with 
13 each. Scott's tough defense and scor- 
ing earned her a spot on the Cyclone Clas- 
sic All-Tournament team. 

The Panthers' last game before 
Christmas came against Clemson on the 
road. Despite losing 84-56, High Point 
hung tough throughout the game, and 
found themselves within II at halftime 
against the Tigers. Cebronica Scott scored 
12 points, followed by Henry with 10: she 
also had four assists and four steals. 
Jenner and Brockman each added eight. 
Coming back from 
break, the Panthers reeled 
off five straight wins to re- 
main undefeated at home 
and 4-4 on the road and at 
neutral sites. On Dec. 30 
Tusculum came to the 
Millis Center to play High 
Point, and the Panthers 
came away with the 57-41 
win. After four minutes 
High Point found them- 
selves up 7-4 and with the 
21-12 advantage with six 
minutes remaining in the 
first half. Cebronica Scott ended the half 
with a jumpshot, and the Panthers headed 
into the locker room up 30-2 1 . High Point 
led by as many as 20 in the second half 
before coming away with the 16-point 
victory. Brockman scored 13 in the game 
including 2-3 from beyond the arc. Rosser 
pulled down nine boards to go along with 
eight points, narrowly missing the double- 
douhle. 

In their next game against UNC- 
Ashville, the Panthers improved to 8-4 
with the 59-40 home victory. Jenner 
scored 13; Rosser and Stephanie Scott 
both had eight and Brockman threw in 
seven in addition to four assists and four 
steals; Katie O'Dell had seven points and 
four rebounds; Cebronica Scott had six 
points and four steals; Henry contributed 
five points with six assists, two,. 

Despite being behind much of the 
game. High Point came away with a three- 
point victory at home against Birming- 
ham-Southern on Jan. 4. The Panthers 
were up 59-51 with 3:11 left but were 
unable to find the bottom of the net the 
rest of the game. Birmingham-Southern 
would be unable to close the gap all the 
way, however, despite a late three pointer 
and jump shot from BSC. Brockman hit 
five three-point shots among her 23 
points; Henry added 13 along with six 
steals and six assists. Rosser also hit 
double figures with ten off of 5 of 9 shoot- 
ing from the 
floor. 

High 
Point contin- 
ued its home 
winning streak 
Jan. 6 with a 
win over 
Radford, 64- 
53. Brockman 
tied her career 
high of 26 
points to give 
her 1,000 
points in her 
four years 
here. Henry 
had seven 
steals, nine points and four assists. Vinson 
had six points along with six rebounds.. 
On a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach, 
the Panthers defeated Coastal Carolina 




Men continue to 
lose heartbreakers 

By Brandon Miller 

Staff Writer 

More than half way through the 
season the men's basketball team sits 
in a bad situation. The squad is 5-12 
and hasn't won a same since Jan. 4. 
Four seems to be the Panthers' unlucky 
number, considering they have lost four 
of the six by four points each game. 

Monday night the Panthers were 
in action against UNC-Asheville. Af- 
ter an up-and-down first half the Pan- 
thers took control of the momentum and 
commanded a 37-34 lead at intermis- 
sion behind Joe Knight's 12 points off 
of four three-pointers and 11 points 
added by Danny Gathings. 

"We had things going our way, 
including momentum, especially go- 
ing into the second half, but they made 
a good run," said Gathings, as the Pan- 
thers' effort once again came up short 
in the waning minutes, and they lost 64- 
60. Knight finished the game with 15, 
while Gathings was the game's lead- 
ing scorer with 17. 

High Point has been in the last 
six games, but has yet to come out on 
top. "We haven't been able to finish 
down the stretch and that's what is kill- 
ing us," junior forward Brent Halsch 
said. The Panthers hope to find a way 
back into the flow of things soon. "By 
the end of the season, we'll be in the 
mix," said Dustin Van Weerdhuizen. 

Though things haven't been go- 
ing as smoothly as desired, Gathings 
tops the conference in points per game 
and rebounds per game and is second 
in steals, while Van Weerdhuizen ranks 
among the top in two other categories. 
Dustin said, "We all believe that we 
have some of the best talent, but we 
haven't been able to use any of our tal- 
ent to win in the stretch, but things will 
turn around." In the end, the Panthers 
hope to be on top and searching for their 
first-ever NCAA berth, but until then, 
fans should keep coming to the games, 
because things will turn around. 

"Even though we are on a little 
skid right now, we truly do appreciate 
all the support from the fans," said John 
Stonehocker. 



Photo by Krisla Adkins 
Joe Knight rises above the rim for a dunk 



57-47. Despite 27 turnovers in the game, 
High Point led 30- 1 5 at the half and held 
off Coastal despite allowing the lead to 
drop to four, 51-47, with just under four 
minutes in the game. Brockman again led 
the Panthers in scoring, this time with 14 
points; Henry scored 12 to go along with 
nine rebounds. 

The Panthers' five-game winning 
streak ended with a loss against Charles- 
ton Southern on the road. The Panthers 
never got the offense rolling or the de- 
fense set, giving up 91 points and scoring 
5 1 . Brockman scored 14, followed by nine 
from Vinson and O'Brien. The loss gave 
the Panthers a 3- 1 record in the Big South 
Conference. 

High Point returned home to play 
Liberty and hung tough against the 
Flames, but ended up with an 18-point 
loss, 71-53. The Panthers stayed close 
throughout the first half, tying the game 
at 23-all with seven before intermission. 
Liberty used the second half to pull out 
of reach, however, despite the Panthers' 
refusal to fade. Brockman scored 17, fol- 
lowed by 1 2 from Cebronica Scott. 



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FRIDAY. February 21 . 2003 HIGH POINT, N.C. 




Graduation slate 

The season of joy for seniors, their 
families and friends draws closer and 
closer. Note these key dates in the life 
of the university. 

Baccalaureate will be held on Fri- 
day, May 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Wesley 
Memorial United Methodist Church at 
the corner of Chestnut and Westchester 
Drives. Full academic regalia are re- 
quired. The line of march will assemble 
at 5:30 p.m. in the covered walkway. 
The Junior Marshals will preside over 
the line of march. 

The day of glory begins the next 
morning. Graduation exercises will oc- 
cur on the front lawn of the Wrenn 
Building at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. 
Line-up for commencement will be on 
the Greensward at 8:30 a.m. 

In the event of bad weather, the 
university will award diplomas at two 
separate ceremonies: Baccalaureate 
students in the Day Division will be 
graduated at 9 a.m. while the ceremony 
for Evening Degree and Graduate stu- 
dents will be held at 2 p.m. 

If you are a graduating senior who 
does not plan to attend the ceremonies, 
please notify the Registrar's Office 
whose staff will need a current address 
where your diploma can be mailed. 

Art tonight! 

Prepare to stand up and sit down 
for some of the greatest painters of the 
last 125 years. 

Attend The Famous Artists Chair 
Exhibit happening tonight in the stu- 
dent gallery of the new fine arts build- 
ing from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The show, titled "From Picasso to 
Van Gogh," includes a silent auction 
with all proceeds going to the art club. 

Alum achieves 

Mike Graff, former editor in chief 
of the Campus Chronicle, has won two 
Virginia Press Association awards for 
feature writing. 

A sportswriter for The Winchester 
Star, Graff covers the Washington 
Redskins. He will be among the hon- 
orees at a press association ceremony 
in Norfolk in March. 

Graff covered the Panther sports 
scene for four years, and he served as a 
stringer for The High Point Enterprise 
for three years. 



High Point MUN 
delegates return! 

After a three-day delay in Boston, 
12 students and the faculty adviser re- 
turned Wednesday evening. Detailed 
story will be featured in the next issue. 



Campus mainstay is leaving soon 



By Johan Dorfh 

Staff Writer 

About three years ago, High Point 
University needed an assistant dean of 
students, and Tank Floyd, 40, needed a 
job. As it turned out. Tank was the 
right person for the position. Back 
then nobody knew who Tank Floyd 
was; today, everybody does. 

It may seem like he has always 
been around and always will be. 
Nevertheless, Tank Floyd will leave 
soon to follow his wife up north. "It 
is hard to leave HPU. I will always 
have that connection," he says. 

During his time at High Point, 
Tank has done more than merely his 
job. He has had a number of what 
he calls "official duties," which 
mostly involve supervising various stu- 
dent activities. However, Tank says things 
tend to pile up. "I end up overseeing stu- 
dents who have community service hours. 
I've become the campus soundman and 
yearbook photographer. I had to teach my- 



self all that," he says. Tank does not mind, 
though. He actually enjoys that aspect of 
the job the most. 

"You're like a juggler in this job. If 
you're a good juggler, you need to learn 
how to put more balls in there. It's all 




Photo by Krista 

about buying time to divide my attention," 
he says. 

Born in Monroe, La., Tank moved 
with his mom to Houston at an early age, 
where he stayed through high school. 
Following in his mom's steps. Tank went 



to college at Lamar University in Texas, 
earning a bachelor's degree in account- 
ing. After his undergraduate years, Tank 
changed tracks; he got a job as program 
advisor at the University of Connecticut. 
"I was getting ready to go through 
with the accounting thing. I saw 
an ad. The salaries were starting 
at about the same. 'Why not?' I 
thought," Tank recalls. He stayed 
at UConn for 10 years. "I don't 
know how I got the job. I knew 
nothing within that field. I guess I 
just interviewed well," Tank says. 
While working. Tank got his 
master's in education, studying 
part time at the university. 

After leaving his position at 
UConn in 1998, Tank went to 
Adkins vvork for Central Connecticut State 
University. In 2000, he was on the move 
again. "I was perfectly happy where I was, 
but my wife got a job at UNC-Greens- 
boro, and since I was still fresh at my job. 

See Tank, page 6 



Seminar teaches future 
leaders to be effective 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime 
Minister of Britain, once said, "Being in 
power is like being a lady. If you have to 
remind people that you are, then you prob- 
ably aren't." 

Janie Dixon, co-owner of D&R Con- 
sultants in Greensboro, quoted the former 
prime minister during the Seminar on 
Leadership held Feb. 4 in the new Fine 
Arts Building. Dixon, who has 21 years 
of experience in training and leadership 
development, said, "Some people confuse 
leadership with power. Effective leader- 
ship is the ability to positively influence 
the behavior of others," 

Effective leaders will avoid two mis- 
takes Dixon related that people in top 
positions tend to make. 

She said, "One mistake that they 
make is to focus on their rights as the 
leader." Dixon said that this leader will 
say, "I've got the right to tell people what 
to do now. I can hire people and I can 
fire people and I can make all the deci- 
sions now." 

The way for an effective leader to 
avoid this mistake is to think about re- 



sponsibilities and not rights. Dixon said, 
"You have the responsibility to make good 
choices about the way you treat yourself 
and the way you treat other people. "Ef- 
fective leaders," she said also, "take re- 
sponsibility for their actions." 

Dixon said, "Taking responsibility 
for actions means that every morning 
when you get out of bed you make a de- 
cision about the kind of attitude you take 
along. You can choose to be patient or 
impatient, kind or unkind, humble or ar- 
rogant, respectful or rude, forgiving or 
resentful, honest or dishonest." Effective 
leaders "choose to have a positive attitude. 
They choose to be patient, kind, humble, 
respectful, forgiving and honest." 

Another mistake leaders make Dixon 
said, "is to focus on being liked instead 
of being effective." Dixon related that a 
former boss granted extra long lunches 
to her employees and other privileges sim- 
ply because the boss wanted everyone to 
like her. Now Dixon said when she looks 
back at the influence of this boss she un- 
derstands why she wasn't effective. "She 
was a nice person, I liked her," said Dixon, 
but "she wasn't an effective leader." 

Dixon talked of ways to avoid this 

See Seminar, page 6 



Studying abroad 
provides shining 
memories of Europe 

By Alana Holyfield 

Special to the Chronicle 

You've counted down the days, 
and now the time is finally here. 
You're boarding the plane, starting the 
adventure of studying overseas. 

The experience is hard to de- 
scribe, even 
now as I 
share my 
pictures 
(from the 
time-con- 
suming and 
meticulous 
scrapbook) 
with 
friends, it's 
difficult to 
explain ex- 
actly how 
most events played out. High Point 
University has a semester abroad pro- 
gram with Oxford- Brookes University 
in Oxford, England. The city of Ox- 
ford is entertaining, filled with many 
stores, small cafes and pubs. The HPU 
group's most frequented pub was the 

See Abroad, page 6 




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EDITORIAL 



Friday, February 21, 2003 



! Staff Editorial -^— — 

Columbia tragedy: privatizing 
NASA may help solve budget crisis 



NASA's budget crunch has been 
viewed as a possible cause of the recent 
Columbia tragedy. Many have criticized 
NASA lor having a "can-do" attitude that 
has increased the risk of space flight by 
using short-term remedies to correct the 
shuttles' Haws and save money. 

Columbia, the oldest and heaviest 
of NASA's shuttles, has had problems 
with its heat shields from the start. Its 
first of 28 flights occurred in 1981. It is 
likely that this summer, the seven crew 
members of Columbia will have their 
names added to the Space Mirror Me- 
morial, along with the names of those 
lost in the Challenger disaster. NASA 
has grounded its remaining three shuttles 
until the Columbia mystery is resolved. 

President Bush seemed to speak the 
minds of the majority of Americans 
when he recently vowed that the 
country's space program would live to 
see future prosperous years. At a me- 
morial for the Columbia crew, Roy 
Bridges, the director of Kennedy Space 
Center, said, "The conquest of space is 
worth the risk of life." But in the midst 
of budget deficits, terrorism, a possible 
war with Iraq and a struggling economy, 
NASA is facing monstrous setbacks. 

One idea that deserves si/able con- 
sideration as a solution to such difficul- 
ties is that of privatizing the space pro- 
gram. Critics of NASA contend that it 
lias no direction and needs an ambitious 
vision, resembling President John F. 
Kennedy's 1961 vow to see a man on 



the moon by the end of the decade. 

Rick Tumlinson, president of Space 
Frontier Foundation in Nyack, N.Y., 
contends that America needs several ve- 
hicles designed to perform a tailored 
task instead of using one aging space 
shuttle. By privatizing, NASA could 
also cease its trips to the space station. 
After all, its highly trained astronauts 
should be setting goals of reaching Mars 
and beyond. "NASA should get out of 
orbital operations, hand that to the pri- 
vate sector and get back to the job of 
expanding our horizons," says 
Tumlinson. 

Privatizing could have a huge im- 
pact upon the economy. "In the busi- 
ness world, if a company's aircraft fell 
out of the sky every 50 flights or so, [it| 
would not survive long," argues 
Tumlinson. Competition in the indus- 
try of space flight could make it safer 
by ending NASA's monopoly. 

Recall the birth of the Internet. It 
was originally created by the Pentagon 
and called Arpanet. It was only after 
the Pentagon allowed for private sectors 
that the World Wide Web became what 
it is today, a gold mine supplying end- 
less information and innumerable on- 
line services. 

The space program should take 
cues from this example. Only after the 
industry is privatized will it become 
safer and allow NASA to get back to the 
business of exploring realms unimagin- 
able to us. 



Writer voices concerns about clubs 



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THE CAMPUS CHRONICLE STAFF 



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To the Editor: 

After reading Blake Williams's ar- 
ticle "Black students voice concerns," I 
found myself with some concerns of my 
own. Namely, why do we need black-cen- 
tric clubs or organizations at all'.' What is 
wrong with clubs serving a more specific 
interest than simply one's ethnic back- 
ground.' I agree that High Point Univer- 
sity would be well served by more clubs 
and organizations, but not by ones whose 
defining characteristic is race or ethnic- 
background. In fact, I believe they would 
be a bad idea, because it would leave out 
part of High Point University's student 
population by virtue of their not being 
black. 

There are several specific parts of the 
article I'd like to consider, the first of 
which is the section stating "The major- 
ity of black students agree that black or- 
ganizations do not receive enough recog- 
nition." This statement confuses me be- 
cause it seems to contend that an organi- 
zation deserves special recognition not 
due to the virtues of its actions or the ac- 
tions of its members, but rather because 
the organization belongs to a certain clas- 
sification of organizations. 

Another section of interest is the one 
in which Ty Hines states, "We need to 



have more black professors so we as black 
students can have someone to relate to." 
Why can a person not relate to another 
person regardless of their ethnic back- 
ground or race? I'd like to think people 
would relate to each other as people, not 
as black people to black people, white 
people to white people or black to white 
people. And why should professor selec- 
tion have anything to do with one's race? 
I always thought High Point University's 
students would be best served by profes- 
sors chosen solely on qualities like knowl- 
edge, teaching ability and passion for their 
chosen subject. 

Finally, Nicole Callaham's statement 
"We need activities to keep campus life 
interesting ... such as discussions, volun- 
teer hours, cook-outs or group outings ... 
[to) bring us together as a whole and en- 
able us to stop leading such petty lives." 
Sounds like a laudable goal. So why not 
make it a general activity that all students 
can partake in? Why does every activity 
have to be backed by an agenda? I just do 
not understand the logic behind trying to 
exclude others in the name of "unity." I've 
obviously been using the wrong defini- 
tion of "unity." 



Zachary Hartley 



Foreign exchange students must cope 
with misconceptions of terrorism 



By Simona Foltyn 

Special to the Chronicle 

Recently, there have been a lot of 
discussions about the situation of for- 
eigners in the U.S. which have caught 
my attention. As an international student, 
I would like to add my perspective to 
some of the issues. 

The first topic I would like to ad- 
dress is international students being as- 
sociated with terrorism. Foreign students 
have been accused of being a potential 
threat to the nation, and there are specu- 
lations that some international students 
enter the country on student visas and 
use them for other purposes than study- 
ing, meaning terrorist activities. Politi- 
cians claim that thorough check-ups and 
possible limitation on international stu- 
dent visas issued will be necessary to 
ensure the nation's security. 

As a result, the Student and Ex- 
change Visitor Information System has 
been created to collect information about 
all international students enrolled in 
America's universities with primary fo- 
cus on monitoring their activities. For- 
eign students feel that it is an invasion 
of privacy and deprivation of freedom, 
because minor violations like not report- 
ing a change of address in time could 
lead to extreme consequences such as 
being deported from the country. I think 
foreign students are being unfairly tar- 
geted, since they merely represent a 
small percentage of foreigners in the 
U.S., and terrorists who threaten America 
are more likely to be found elsewhere 
than among the foreign student body of 
the universities. 

Another aspect that should be con- 
sidered is that the position of American 
students studying abroad undoubtedly 



won't be improved by these kinds of 
policies. 

Further, foreign students have been 
accused of taking up places for Ameri- 
can students and being subsidized by 
American taxpayers. The government 
certainly does not pay any subsidies to 
internationals; in fact, they represent an 
economic bonus for the U.S. consider- 
ing the $1 1 billion they spend yearly on 
goods and services. 

Besides, everyone agrees that 
internationals benefit the universities by 
bringing diversity to the classrooms. For 
many Americans, international students 
provide the first chance to get an inter- 
national perspective and to build friend- 
ships with people from other countries. 
On the other hand, internationals get a 
better understanding of America. This 
benefit is extremely valuable for the fu- 
ture; relationships like these create the 
foundation for a society that understands 
the importance of diversity and promotes 
appreciation of different cultures. 

In times like these, when people are 
worried about their safety, stereotypical 
statements and accusations like these in- 
flame xenophobia even more and should 
not be made. It is very easy and tempt- 
ing to point the finger at one group of 
people and blame them for all the evil 
when nobody seems to know a solution 
for the situation. 

In this particular case, I think the 
university itself plays an important role 
in standing up for its international stu- 
dents and clearing up misconceptions. 

Further, I would like to mention the 
comments made by a congressman who 
was recently a guest speaker at a local 
call-in radio show. According to him, the 
decision of President Roosevelt to up- 

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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Black history month serves to 
enlighten and inspire everyone 



By Derek Shealey 

Staff Writer 

February is the one month dedicated 
to celebrating black history. Tradition- 
ally, this means that we take the time to 
honor the many African-Americans 
whose unique achievements and personal 
ideals have helped to create a better world 
for all people and provided one culture in 
particular with the essential values of 
pride and respect. It's a very exciting time 
for myself and many others, not just be- 
cause of the race of these remarkable 
people, but the way in which Black His- 
tory Month shows just how much of a 
positive impact diversity has had on our 
lives. 

Black History salutes men and 
women whose actions have paved the way 
for great advancement in society's politi- 
cal, recreational and technological fields. 
There are medical and scientific pioneers 
such as Daniel Hale, who performed the 
first open-heart surgery, and George 
Washington Carver, who developed new 
forms of crop production and food pres- 
ervation and discovered 300 new uses for 
the peanut. There's Guion Stewart 
Bluford Jr., the first black astronaut to go 
into space, on a Challenger mission in 
1983 and Bill Russell, the first African- 
American to coach an NBA team (the 
Boston Celtics in 1966). Even the two 
most prominent civil rights icons from the 



'60s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 
Malcolm X, were influenced by W.E.B. 
DuBois, who co-founded the NAACP 
and, in 1903, wrote "The Souls of Black 
Folk," a book that contemplated the in- 
tellectual, spiritual and philosophical di- 
mensions of being black in America. 

I think it's won- 
derful that these Afri- 
can-Americans were 
able to make such 
great strides in all ar- 
eas of life, but some- 
times I question how 
these people are pre- 
sented to children and 
how children perceive 
these historical fig- 
ures. When I first 
learned about Dr. 
King, Harriet Tubman and Jackie 
Robinson, I considered them larger than 
life. I recognized that the things they did 
were important, but I also thought they 
were the heroes of the race. Now that I'm 
older, it's clear to me that they were just 
ordinary men and women who believed 
in themselves and stood behind their ide- 
als, regardless of any major opposition to 
them. It should be emphasized to kids 
that these were common, ordinary people 
who also happened to be brave, intelli- 
gent and determined individuals who fol- 
lowed their hearts and believed that they 
could make a difference when most 



"...when we gain 
knowledge of the 
past, and its people 
and events, it helps 
us to appreciate the 
present." 



Is individualism dead? 



By Joel Stubblefield 

Staff Writer 

From the 14 th to 16 lh centuries, the 
world experienced perhaps the most in- 
fluential cultural shift in human history. 
Known as the Renaissance, the move- 
ment, originating in Florence, Italy, high- 
lighted the aspects of classicism, skepti- 
cism and individual- 
ism. For the next sev- 
eral centuries, outside 
of religion, people 
identified to a lesser 
degree with groups 
and associations. 

However, when 
one examines contem- 
porary America, this 
certainly isn't the case 
among the majority. 
In everything from 
politics to favorite sports teams, society 
classifies itself into one group or another. 
This begs the question, "Whatever hap- 
pened to individualism?" 

Given the fact that the university has 
just gone through yet another rush sea- 
son, this question needs to be addressed. 
Additionally, the athletic teams at HPU 
function like a Greek society in that 
members are expected to join the group 
for outings and activities outside the 
realm of sports. I don't claim to know 
everything about the Greek life, nor do I 
care to learn. I'm also not a member of a 
sports team, by choice. However, it 
doesn't take an independent to realize 
that people have a tendency to change 
according to their environment. Why? 
Why is it in our nation today that we have 
to act a certain way, d.ess a certain way 
or even talk a certain way? There is a 
correct way to do everything these days. 



"All too often 
people act a cer- 
tain way because 
it's the social 
norm... This is a 
crying shame." 



according to the majority, and those who 
don't conform supposedly get left be- 
hind or are viewed as outcasts. 

This isn't meant to assert that all 
Greeks are conformists or sheep that fol- 
low the flock. Several of my friends are 
Greek, and while I don't necessarily 
agree with their decision to join a frater- 
nity or sorority, I can admire their will- 
ingness to remain in- 
dividuals. I question 
the extent to which 
this is a feasible real- 
ity as a Greek, but the 
effort is admirable 
nonetheless. Yet part 
of me thinks the only 
way to truly remain 
an individual is as an 
independent. 

Again I must say 
that this article isn't 
intended to attack Greek life, while I dis- 
agree with it, or any other social, politi- 
cal or religious group. Rather, it is writ- 
ten to encourage individuality. All too 
often people act a certain way because 
it's the social norm. A girl will act a 
certain way because of her boyfriend's 
opinion or vice versa. An individual will 
sacrifice morals to be viewed as cool or 
normal. This is a crying shame. 

I'm a southern, conservative, na- 
tionalistic, Christian, white male. I don't 
drink at all or party much for that mat- 
ter Some may think me odd for it, but I 
have not allowed anyone else to tell me 
who I am or who I should be. I know 
who I am, and I'm comfortable with that. 
I encourage you to ask yourself, "Who 
a.n 17" More importantly, once you de- 
termine who you are, be content to be 
yourself, regardless of what society tells 
you. 



people told them that they could not. 

Recognizing African- American his- 
tory is also of value to everyone because 
when we gain knowledge of the past, and 
its people and events, it helps us to ap- 
preciate the present. The only people who 
can really draw comparisons between the 
pre-Civil Rights 
Movement days and 
post-Civil Rights 
Movement days are 
people who were alive 
for both time periods, 
but even the younger 
generation can learn 
about the world back 
then and see how dif- 
ferent things are today. 
They can learn about 
the leaders, protests 
and tragedies that characterized that pe- 
riod of time and get a sense of why it re- 
ally is so important to remember. 

Progress is still being made today. 
Vonetta Flowers is the first African- 
American to win a gold medal in the Win- 
ter Olympics. Halle Berry is the first 
black woman to win an Oscar, and in ten- 
nis, Serena and Venus Williams are fol- 
lowing the trail blazed by Althea Gibson 
and Arthur Ashe. If anything else, Afri- 
can-American History gives us a true un- 
derstanding of the past and ensures hope 
for a brighter future. 



UPCOMING 
SAB EVENTS 

FEBRUARY 21st 

Movie Night @ 7:00 
p.m. 

FEBRUARY 24th 

Vienna Boys Choir 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

FEBRUARY 25th 

Step Show Forum 

@ 7:30 p.m. in Slane 

Great Room 

FEBRUARY 26th 

Student Open Mic Night 

@ 9:00 p.m. in Slane 

Lobby 

MARCH 13th 

Massage Therapy 11:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Slane 

Lobby 

March 20th 

High Point 

University Band 

@ 7:30p.m. in 

Hay worth Center 

Performance Hall 

March 21 

Bus Trip to Track Meet 
Sign up in Slane Center 



Friends a 
source of 
real love 



What's pink and white and blue 
all over? A bachelor or bachelorette 
on Valentine's Day. It's February, and 
the most persistent images during this 
month are hearts, flowers and little 
guys with wings who are armed with 



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arrows. 
It's a holi- 
day re- 
served for 
those in 
love as its 
traditions 
can be 
traced 
back to the 
lovely 
Valentine 
whose 
lover 
wanted to 
celebrate 
his feelings for her. However, there is 
a lot more love than that between a 
boyfriend and girlfriend or husband 
and wife. 

Valentine's Day is considered by 
some as a family holiday in which 
members exchange cards and spend 
time together. Parents are thankful not 
only for the company of one another, 
but for the love of their children. Al- 
though to most it is understood that a 
mother's, father's or child's love is un- 
conditional, a little "I love you" always 
brightens someone's day. 

Friends are also a very important 
source of love. And as we are college 
students away from home, we rely 
more on our friends. We turn to them 
for comfort and we love to get a hug 
or handshake from them. We work our 
schedules in odd ways so that we can 
go to that friend's 21 s ' birthday party 
at his house or see the play that your 
friend is a part of. And when the win- 
try weather, classes, tests and papers 
are circling above your head, its always 
nice to get a hug or card form a friend. 
High Point University provides a 
lot of opportunities for you to make 
friends and even become part of a fam- 
ily. As I love my family and friends, 
so, too, do I love my karate class. I 
spend two nights, sometimes three, 
with my Gensei-Ryu family. Sensei 
George Lucas is like a father to me. 
He entertains us with stories of his 
childhood while still stressing how we 
should focus on school and finding a 
direction in life. The girls in my class 
are like my sisters. We gossip about 
classes and joke around about guys 
while still showing that we can be just 
as good, and sometimes better, at ka- 
rate than any male. However, some of 
those guys are also my surrogate older 
brothers. They pick on me by putting 
me in headlocks and tease me about 
how long my hair is. But they are also 
good teachers and are very protective 
ot me and everyone else in the class. I 
know that if anything ever happened 
to me or any of the other students, these 
big brothers would be the Inst to do 
something about it. 

There aie a lot of places to find 

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Friends a 

source of 
real love 



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Is individualism dead? 




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OPINION 



Friday, February 21, 2003 



Special Valentine's Day Crossfire: 
Should men and women be friends 
before starting a relationship? 



Friends first and throughout key to true love 



International 
students feel 
offended by 
Congressman's 

lack of open- 
mindedness 

Terrorism, continued from 
page 2 



root Japanese-Americans and force 
them to live in internment camps dur- 
ing World War II was right at that time. 
First he said it was for their own safety, 
but later on he negated his earlier 
avowal by saying that some of those 
people were intent on doing harm to 
the U.S. 

Besides the obvious controversy, 
how can one ever, now or then, justify 
the imprisonment of innocent people? 
I think anybody would agree that the 
imprisonment of Jews during Hitler's 
regime is unjustifiable, even though it 
was thought right by many people at 
that time. By saying it was not wrong, 
the base lor such injustice to reoccur 
is laid down. Luckily, the congressman 
was wise enough to reject a caller's 
suggestion to imprison Arab-Ameri- 
cans in order to prevent terrorism, but 
it is frightening enough that someone 
actually comes up with such ail idea. 

Such insensitive remarks create 
more misunderstanding and intoler- 
ance between different cultures and 
will sooner or later lead to more vio- 
lence, which is definitely the wrong 
way to resolve conflicts. 

It is important to sec things from 
different points of view instead of 
jumping to conclusions and taking ac- 
tions too fast. 

Different cultures have different 
opinions, and by understanding the im- 
portance of diversity, we can achieve 
more than by narrow-minded thinking. 
Instead of mistrusting other cultures 
and ignoring their perspectives, we 
should listen to their points of view and 
look for reasonable resolutions. The 
war against Iraq in particular is a mat- 
ter that concerns us all and should 
therefore be resolved with consider- 
ation of all perspectives. Many foreign 
countries prefer not to use violence 
before its need is proved, taking into 
account how severe the results of a war 
may be. The goal should be to seek a 
peaceful solution together instead of 
starting a preventive war which will 
result in more and more bloodshed, 
and not only involve America and Iraq, 
but the whole world. 




"Happiness is being married to your 
best friend." This quote can be found 
stitched on pillows and painted on coun- 
try signs in stores such as Cracker Barrel, 
but is it the truth? Being a Christian, I 

claim the 
Bible as the 
ultimate truth 
and nowhere 
does it 

clearly state 
you must be 
friends first, 
yet why do 1 
believe it? 

Before I 
go into detail 
with pas- 
sages from 
the Bible, I 
would like to bring light to some of my 
past experiences. I am no expert, and 
maybe I can even be considered an ex- 
ception, but the guys I was friends with 
before I dated are the ones I still talk to. 1 
can go to them for advice on homework, 
on life, and yes, even on love. These are 
the guys 1 admire and appreciate. The 
guys I wasn't friends with first never talk 
w ith me anymore and I assume could care 
less about what is going on in my life. 
Without friendship, how will a person 
know what the other is truly like? First 
impressions aren't always correct, and it's 
important to know the foundations of who 



■^■Gena Smiths 



Staff Writer 



a person is before the foundations of a 
relationship can be strong and healthy. 

Proverbs 7:21 talks about a temptress 
and how "with her enticing speech she 
caused him to yield, with her flattering 
lips she seduced him." Anyone can say 
they are something they aren't. Words 
express a power against which things have 
no influence. Unless one takes the time 
to see if actions back up the words being 
said, foolishness will lead that person 
down the wrong road. (See Proverbs 7:22- 
23) In the words of the country singer 
Terri Clark, "You can take the one thing 
you can't buy, baby, you can take my 
time." Time influences the length of a re- 
lationship. Proverbs also says in 17:17 
that "a friend loves at all times." Does 
anyone want a love that doesn't love at 
all times? A best friend is someone you 
can go to for anything at any time, some- 
one you can tell everything to. How can 
you tell anything to someone you've 
never taken the time to know? 

It's true I don't believe you must be 
best friends before entering a relationship, 
but just as the romance grows, so should 
the friendship. If one outbalances the 
other, the foundation is unstable. It is so 
important to understand a person before 
attempting to give him your heart. In or- 
der to do this, two people must be com- 
panions. 

Now, you must also take into con- 
sideration that little thins called attraction. 



If one isn't captivated by another, there is 
no chemistry, which I believe is vital 
within balance. Being attracted to some- 
one involves physical, mental and spiri- 
tual aspects. First John 2:16-17 says, "For 
all that is in the world — the lust of the 
flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of 
life — is not of the Father, but is of the 
world. And the world is passing and the 
lust of it; but he who does the will of God 
abides forever." 

The more I get to know a guy, the 
more I realize whether I am attracted to 
him. A guy can have great physical char- 
acteristics, but if his personality isn't in 
sync with mine — if his character isn't at- 
tractive, what's the point? Instead of hav- 
ing long chats about issues and beliefs 
(which the foundation of a relationship 
should be based on), we'd sit together 
chatting and I'd wonder when the next 
episode of "Hey Arnold!" was on. Physi- 
cal attraction only lasts for so long. 

When two people come together and 
slowly begin to admire one another, it 
continually becomes more and more won- 
derful. But when a relationship is seem- 
ingly perfect in the beginning, there is 
nowhere for it to grow, most likely be- 
cause of shallow roots. Friendship is the 
good soil within which love can steadily 
and beautifully mature. Love has its own 
pace, and friendship keeps that pace pre- 
cisely where it needs to be. 



Friendship a roadblock to romance 




This old debate is almost a cliche. 
Most women, complex creatures that 
they are, sec friendship as a necessary 
stage of a relationship -a happy medium 
between acquaintance and romance. I 

believe, 
as most 
men do, 
that if the 
spark is 
present, 
there is 
no need 
for either 
party to 
waste 
time. For 
several 
reasons, 
men and 
women 

need not be "just friends" before dating. 
Most people know in a very short 
amount of time whether or not they are 
interested in dating a member of the op- 
posite sex. While some relationships be- 
gin and remain as friendships for some 
time before developing further, the ma- 
jority result from two persons meeting 
and making a romantic connection. In a 
friendship with the opposite sex, there 
is always a possibility of a more serious 



Drew 
^Mclntyre? 



Opinion Editor 



relationship in the future. Unfortunately, 
odds are that if you are friends for a sig- 
nificant amount of time without dating, 
you will remain at that plateau indefi- 
nitely. 

Another reason romances do not need 
to (or perhaps cannot) begin in friendship 
is because men and women don't date 
their platonic friends. Why is this? I like 
comic Chris Rock's explanation: "Men 
don't keep have platonic friends; we just 
have women we haven't (dated) yet." He 
goes on to explain that all his female 
friends are by accident. I especially com- 
miserate with his explanation that he was 
trying to make things romantic, took a 
wrong turn and ended up in the dreaded 
"friend zone." 

Why do women keep platonic 
friends? Rock's response is "because you 
never know." To a woman, a male friend 
is a boyfriend in a glass case. "In case of 
emergency," Rock says, "break open 
glass." I don't think women are alone in 
this motivation. I doubt I'm the only male 
out there that keeps in contact with a fe- 
male friend just in case. What can it hurt'.' 

Furthermore, men and women 
weren't made to be friends. To be blunt 
and (risking a field I know nothing about) 
biological, we were meant for intimacy 
and breeding. The ultimate aim of dat- 



ing, I hope you'll agree with me, is to 
find a husband or wife. This is quite lit- 
erally the end-all, be-all of opposite-gen- 
der relationships. Think about most 
married couples: Does the man or 
woman have friends of the opposite sex 
that they spend a great deal of time with? 
Unless these friends are common to both 
parties, i.e. a couple they are friends with, 
the answer is probably no. This is be- 
cause once you have a husband or wife, 
you no longer need companionship from 
the opposite sex. You still need it from 
your own, of course. That is why Super 
Bowl parties and girls' nights out exist. 
Men need their boys and women need 
their girls; once two people are married, 
however, not only is intimacy with an- 
other member of the opposite sex unnec- 
essary, it is inappropriate. 

So what does all this mean? Am I 
advocating that everyone drop his or her 
platonic friends? Of course not. I am 
saying that this business of being friends 
first is a waste of time. Two people are 
either going to be something or they are 
not. No point in using friendship as an 
excuse not to be bold and give it a try. 
Life is short, and love is rare; the "f" 
word and romance have no place to- 
gether. 



Special Valentine's Day Crossfire: 
Should men and women be friends 
before starting a relationship? 



Friends first and throughout key to true love 




Friday, February 21, 2003 



NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 



Students enjoy second annual Snowball at the Radisson 



Students brave cold 
for snowmen decora- 
tions and fun on the 
dance floor 

By Lindsey Silva 

Greek Editor 

Decorated with snowmen and 
snowwomen wearing top hats and hoas, 
the Radisson was transformed into a 
winter wonderland for High Point 
University's 2nd annual Snow Ball. 
Sponsored hy SGA, Snow Ball was cre- 
ated last year to hring another formal 
event to HPU's campus. Although this 
year there was a cost involved, the turn- 
out and fun times had were well worth 
the price. 

The bearers of the crown for Snow 
Prince and Snow Princess were Kirk 
Rudder and Pam Foxx. Both were very 
pleased to win such an honor, which 
was evident from the smiles on their 
faces when they were announced. 



Twins Taylor and Laura Humphreys 
were announced as 1st runner-up, fol- 
lowed by Tim 
Huhbard and 
Stephanie 
Amponsah as 
2nd runner up, 
Adam 
Canavazzi and 
LeShawn Elam 
as 3rd runner up, 
and last, but cer- 
tainly not least, 
Dan Gariepy and 
Sophia Kosh as 
4th runner up. 

Jen Roddy, 
executive vice- 
president of 
SGA, headed up 
the event. She 
has been work- 
ing diligently 
since October on 
the details of the ball. Melissa Males, 
Rans Triplett and Samantha Routh, who 
were at the Radisson until 4 p.m. the 
day of the ball performing the last- 




Snow Prince and Princess 
Foxx smile for the camera 
Snow Ball 



minute touches to the hotel, inspired the 
wonderful decorations that some stu- 
dents wore 
home with 
them. 

A group of 
about 20 volun- 
teers were also 
present and re- 
ceived free en- 
trance into the 
ball for helping 
out. "Decorat- 
ing for such a 
big event is a lot 
more work than 
many people re- 
alize, but Rans 
knows what 
he's doing. It 
wouldn't have 
looked as good 
as it did without 
his knowledge 
and experience. Having a big commit- 
tee of people willing to help was a big 
plus too," said Males. The DJ for the 
evening was Nick Schrouder, an HPU 



alumnus. 

Although the ball was open to any- 
one on campus and alumni, mostly 
Greeks and different organizations 
showed support. "It was a great turn- 
out — about 450 people — and everyone 
had a really good time from what 1 
hear." reported Triplett, "It was a less 
rowdy crowd than Homecoming. The 
Radisson was very pleased w ith our be- 
havior and looks forward to having us 
back in the fall for Homecoming." 



Kirk Rudder and Pam 
after their crowning at 



Friends, continued from 
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love on Valentine's Day, family and 
friends. It's a loving holiday for those 
who don't even have someone to call 
their own. It's a day to show that we 
care. And although Feb. 14 comes only 
once a year, that doesn't mean we 
should stop showing our love for each 
other. So, a belated Happy Valentine's 
Day to everyone who has someone they 
love in their life, whether it be a mother, 
boyfriend, little sister or sensei. 




toTO SEARCH 



Do you enjoy taking photos? Do you have an eye for taking great 
pictures? The Alumni Office is looking for campus photos for 
possible publication in the next alumni magazine. Submitted 
photos could contain the following: Inside/outside campus scenes, 
student activities, sporting events, campus life, etc. If published, 
your photo will appear in the alumni magazine and you will be 
given photo credit. All photos will be returned. 

Pictures should be submitted to Marisa Ray in the Office of 
Alumni Relations, Roberts Hall, room #235 by March 24, 2003. 
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 
Alumni Office at (336) 841-9134 or mray@highpoint.edu 



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NEWS 



Friday, February 21, 2003 



Abroad, Continued from 
Front Page — — 




ever-exciting Wig and Pen. 

The- first lew weeks we were there, 
we went on several tours around some of 
the shrines 
of En- W$', 
gland-- 
guided by 
none other 
than Tom 
Cosgrove— 
a British 
fellow who 
n ever 
ceased to surprise us. We felt it our per- 
sonal mission to get him to love Ameri- 
cans. Some of the places that we visited 
on these tours included: Blenheim Pal- 
ace (the birthplace of Sir Win- 
ston Churchill), the Roman 
Baths, numerous cathedrals, 
Stratlord-Upon-Avon and 
Stonehenge. We made each of 
these journeys on a somewhat 
cramped mini-bus, which we 
fondly referred to as the 
"Sketchmobile." 

After these planned trips, 
we were free to travel as we pleased and 
as funds allowed. London was about an 
hour and a half bus ride from Oxford, so 



many of us took advantage of that and 
enjoyed the capital city immensely. 

Classes were three hours long and 
usually met once a week. Although this 
aspect of the semester abroad experience 
was a major reason for going, I think it's 
safe to say that the traveling is 
what made the lasting impressions 
on the HPU group. Weekend trips 
varied, and many countries were 
graced by our presence as the "for- 
eigners " Travels ranged from dif- 
ferent parts of lingland to Spain 
to Italy to Holland. The countries 
that I visited were France, Scot- 
Photo by Alana Holyfield ^tte* and Ireland. We all 



experienced a vast array of public trans- 
portation including planes, trains, taxis, 
buses and ferries. Now, I'm not going to 
lie— we encountered many a mishap, un- 
expected in- 
convenience 
and drama— but 
1 would not 
give up a single 
experience. 
Those of us 
who went on 
this overseas 
adventure have 
become quite good friends, and our se- 
mester will not (and could not) soon be 
forgotten. 




Photo by Alana Holyfield 



Seminar, Continued from 
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error by understanding that not everyone 
will like you no matter what you do. 
Dixon said, "Effective leaders focus more 
on supporting and serving other people. 
She added, "If you do that you will prob- 
ably end up being liked by a lot more 
people anyway. Remember you will not 
get KM) percent of people liking you, so 
don't try to set yourself up for failure." 

Dixon addressed those who have 
tried but tailed at taking her advice. She 
said, "You can change your behavior 
through discipline and motivation." 

"Discipline," she said, "will help you 
do the things that don't come natural to 
sou Part of discipline is to remember 
that you have control over what you say 
and what you do. "That is the only thing 
that we have control over, and effective 
leaders work hard at making good 
choices. They think about what is impor- 
tant and then they act accordingly," she 
said. 

On the subject of motivation, Dixon 
talked of money as an example. "It is not 



money that motivates people because it's 
only a piece of paper. What motivates is 
what we can do with that money." Dixon 
said, "How we spend that money, what 
we buy with that money and the feeling 
we get with that money is what moti- 
vates." 

Dixon said that people have two main 
motivators: one is to gain pleasure and the 
other is to avoid pain. She talked about 
the importance of understanding what 
motivates not only yourself but others 
such as parents, girlfriends, boyfriends 
and others. The way to do this is to un- 
derstand your own motivations and to talk 
with others about what they like and don't 
like. 

Understanding what motivates is 
very important to being an effective 
leader. Dixon said, "The more you un- 
derstand about yourself and the reasons 
you do the things you do, and the more 
you understand about other people and the 
reasons they do the things they do, the 
better choices you'll make in dealing with 
yourself and in dealing with others. The 
better the choices are that you make, the 
more effective leader you'll be." 



Students tough out 
devastating ice storm 



By Angel Ashton 

Staff Writer 

On Dec. 5, the campus was para- 
lyzed by one of the worst ice storms in 
High Point history. 

It started, like the opening chords 
of an orchestra performance, light and 
beautiful. But the beauty became bitter- 
sweet because the snow and ice blan- 
keting the ground were mixed with fallen 
trees and power lines. 

The power had died, and the flow 
of activity on cam- 
pus had almost fro- 
zen, when the 
phone lines died 
around 11:30. The 
students woke 
slowly as if in a 
daze; some were 
chilled with excite- 
ment, while others 
were left with a 
splotch of anxiety. 

"I noticed the 
power was out 

when I saw there was no light from the 
hallway and my clock wasn't blinking," 
said Brandy Stamps, a senior who lives 
in a windowless room under the infir- 
mary. 

Dressed in slip-on shoes, a tank top 
and pair of shorts, Stamps finally left her 
dorm and found the paths leading to the 
rest of campus blocked. She and a few 
of her friends removed limbs from the 
steps so she could get to the parking lot. 
She found her mother's car that she had 
borrowed just for a week under a pile of 
snow and branches. The car was dented 
on the right side and had a cracked head- 
light. 

"I was traumatized! At least if 
something was going to get damaged, I 
would I love to for it to be my own prop- 
erty, rather than somebody else's," she 
said. 

Some students scraped the ice off 
car windows with whatever they could 
find, while others had to remove fallen 
tree limbs before they could begin scrap- 
ing. Bent limbs above walkways threat- 
ened to fall. Students had to walk like 
eggs with legs, afraid of slipping and 



..students woke 
slowly as if in a 
daze; some were 
chilled with excite- 
ment, while other 
were left with a 
splotch of anxiety." 



breaking something. 

The maintenance crew started salt- 
ing the ground along with moving seme 
fallen branches, while the cafe served a 
surprisingly decent brunch. Students 
were faced with two options: either pack 
up and spend the night somewhere there 
was power or collect supplies and ride 
out the time until the power came back. 
The campus was once again reminded 
how indispensable cell phones are. 

Those who did venture out for food 
and provisions found that the only store 
open was Target. 
"We drove into 
High Point, and it 
seriously looked 
like a war zone," 
said Brynn Taylor, a 
junior who went out 
to get a bite to eat. 
"I thought the stores 
would be open, but 
everything we saw 
was closed." 

The chaos on 



campus was magni- 
fied on the city streets as fallen trees and 
confused drivers made the icy roads even 
more dangerous. However, the power 
company had started work on the cam- 
pus before it moved to residential areas. 

"We have a good relationship with 
the power company," said Dr. Donald 
Scarborough, vice-president of external 
affairs. 

"We have done a lot of things to pre- 
vent the students from going without 
food or heat the next time something like 
this occurs," Scarborough said. The 
school has worked on back-up plans so 
students can relocate to Millis, Slane or 
the Hay worth Fine Arts Center and have 
a warm place to stay if power dies and 
the weather is bitter-cold. Those build- 
ings have been equipped with generators 
to keep the lights and heat humming. 

The storm cost the school around 
$25,000, but that price would have been 
higher if the Budd Services crew hadn't 
done a lot of the work removing the trees 
and clearing the land. It took about four 
weeks to repair most of the damage 
caused by the storm and to add the gen- 
erators. 



Tank, continued from Front 
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I saw no reason not to go," Tank says. 
"When we had decided to make the 
move, I took a map. put a circle around 
Greensboro and searched for a job 
within 45 minutes." Through word of 
mouth, lank heard about a possible 
opening at HPU. He formed an imme- 
diate liking to the university, seeing in- 
teresting possibilities in the job. "1 in- 
stantly liked the family atmosphere at 
High Point. People were so friendly," he 
says. In July of 2(KK), one week after ar- 
riving in North Carolina, Tank started 
his work here. 

Tank's job as a director of student 
activities has many dimensions, with the 
main focus on students' well-being. He 
thinks of life as having two basic com- 
ponents-work and leisure time. "When 
you come to college, your job is student. 
What you do in the classroom relates to 
the job. I develop students outside of the 



classroom to teach them to handle the time 
outside of their job," Tank explains. "My 
job is to teach students what they don't 
learn in class." 

With the office of student life as his 
base of operations, Tank officially works 
X-hour days. "Technically, I work from 
8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you can't do this 
job between those hours. I'm rarely here 
before 9 a.m., but I put in time at night 
and on weekends instead," he says. "I 
have to discipline myself not to be a 
workaholic. Before, I was always here. 
Now, I've gotten things structured, and it 
makes my life easier." He admits that he 
still works more than he should, but he 
tries to stick to his wife's philosophy. "She 
always reminds me that one has to work 
to live. Not live to work. I guess she's 
right," he says. 

Although his job is to please the stu- 
dents and the administration. Tank does 
not see a conflict of interests. He says that 
as long as the students are happy, his em- 
ployer is happy. "I see myself as being a 



part of the retention arm of the univer- 
sity. There are the ambassadors and other 
officials praising the university to get stu- 
dents to come. My job is to prove that 
it's not empty words." he says. 

"I'm proud of our student activities 
program. The programs have intentional 
purposes. We build them around a cen- 
tral idea," Tank says. Nonetheless, he 
wishes more students would come to the 
events to see what a great job the coordi- 
nators do. "Most successful is the orien- 
tation program at HPU. Students come 
here, and the first week they have fun," 
he says. 

After almost three years at High 
Point, Tank has few regrets. "The one 
thing that could improve is residential life. 
The RA's need to be more involved in 
getting students to the programs," he says. 
"Some RA's create their own programs. 
We should work more with them. If I was 
going to stay, that's what I'd be working 
on." 

On March 31, Tank will leave High 



Point. His wife brought him down here; 
now she is bringing him back up north. 
"My wife got a job at Smith College in 
Massachusetts. She'll become the direc- 
tor of a brand-new, $23 million campus 
center. As much as I love High Point, 
you have to say yes to that," Tank says. 
"People say I'm a supportive husband. 
How could I not be?" 

Tank says he will miss the weather 
as well as the Southern hospitality. 
"People are just nice here," he says. "But 
the Northeast has its benefits too. The 
big cities are within reach. The culture 
of the metropolitan areas is great. I've 
missed New York City." 

He has not settled on a new job yet, 
but Tank knows what he wants to do. 
He wants to work with students. "I've 
done this for 14 years, and I'm not about 
to stop now," he says. "I just love what 
I'm doing. It's really neat to have an 
impact on people's lives. The best re- 
sponse is when former students call you 
back after years and say thank you." 



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New theatre chair shows promise and vision 



By Christy Brown 

Staff Writer 

There is a new experience available 
in the theater department, and it is not only 
due to the elegant new fine arts center. 
Wade Hughes, the new chair of the fine 
arts department, transforms acting from 
a dull world of reciting lines and project- 
ing the voice to an exciting and even hu- 
morous connection with real life that act- 
ing students are enthusiastic about. 

Junior theater major Chris Holmes 
described Hughes as a mentor. He said, 
"I have spent a lot of time with him and 
he has taken me under his wing, and I've 
learned a lot from him. He speaks to you 
as an equal and does not look down on 
you." 

Hughes uses a method of acting that 
has caught many students off guard. For 
example, he encouraged the student play- 
ing trickster Puck in "A Midsummer 
Night's Dream" to play practical jokes on 
her friends and to put whoopee cushions 
on audience members' seats in order to 
get into character. He also instructed 
members of his beginning acting class to 
lie on the ground while he shouted out 
different emotions for them to portray 
using their whole bodies. Though some 
would consider this a rather extreme way 
to teach a class, Hughes's method does 
not create the chaos that it suggests. 

Hughes uses these external cues to 
evoke internal feelings to help the actors 
connect with their characters and there- 
fore portray them as real people. Hughes 
also pulls from the actors' own experi- 
ences that are similar to their characters' 



situations to help the actors know how 
the characters are feeling. Hughes said, 
"All of their environment, social status, 
and past relationships shape how people 
act and what they are." 

He coats his lessons with jokes and 
funny anecdotes. Freshman Gabe 
H e r 1 i n g e r 
said, "Pretty 
much every 
class, he 
makes ev- 
erything 
comical, and 
he makes 
everything 
more fun. 
He relies on 
comedy for 
a lot of 
things he 
presents." 

This 
may seem like a rather complicated pro- 
cess just for putting on a play, but 
Hughes's background goes deeper than 
just talent shows and musicals. His un- 
dergraduate degree was in psychology 
with a focus on deviant behavior. This 
Michigan native decided to go into psy- 
chology after three years as an army po- 
liceman stationed in Germany, where he 
dealt with homicide investigations and 
severe accidents. 

The case that turned his life towards 
psychology occurred when he arrested a 
man who raped an 8-year-old girl. 
Hughes still remembers the girl's eyes. 
He said, "I've never seen since or before 
such a look of horror, fear and confusion. 




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Every human emotion you can imagine 
was in her eyes. There was nothing I 
could do to take that pain away." 

This case led Hughes to want to 
work for the FBI. However, his introduc- 
tory theater class at Arkansas State Uni- 
versity opened up a new avenue. The first 
show he was in 
is also the first 
show he di- 
rected at High 
Point, "A Mid- 
summer Night's 
Dream." By do- 
ing various 
shows in col- 
lege, Hughes 
found that 
knowing the 
psychology of 
why a person 
does certain 
things and what 
makes up a personality can make one ex- 
cellent at creating realistic characters 
from simple words on a page. 

After college, Hughes earned a mas- 
ter of fine arts degree at the University 
of North Carolina at Greensboro. He 
began directing plays there and coach- 
ing students who were applying for the 
bachelor of fine arts program and those 
competing in the American College The- 
ater Festival. Three of his students made 
it to the finals at the Kennedy Center in 
this competition. 

When casting a show, Hughes looks 
for actors with versatility in a variety of 
roles. He said, "I like to challenge them 
if I see potential there." He described 



Photo by Krista Adkins 



himself as a visual director, trying to com- 
pose a series of pictures for the audience 
to view. These ideas sometimes come in 
mystical ways. 

Hughes said, "I have dreams where I 
actually see how a scene will play out." 

Hughes's favorite part of directing a 
play is the process of getting the actors 
internally in contact with their characters. 
He said, "I like watching when something 
just clicks for an actor." He also enjoys 
the result when he can listen to the audi- 
ence respond to the actors' "hitting their 
moments, and you know you've designed 
it that way." 

Hughes thinks High Point students 
have great potential. He particularly likes 
the vocal program, saying, "Dr. Alexa 
Schlimmer has really got you guys kick- 
ing." 

He expects the department to grow 
to 40 to 50 theater majors. 

Within the next two years, he fore- 
sees taking an entire show to the Ameri- 
can College Theater Festival competition 
if enough money can be raised by straight 
plays, which cost less to produce than 
musicals. 

Hughes is also attempting to expand 
the program by dividing the theater arts 
major into two areas: performance and 
technical. This would allow theater stu- 
dents to better focus on what they will be 
doing after college. 

Hughes's new way of doing things 
and plans for the department are wel- 
comed by students. Junior Victoria Steele 
said, "I like his different style of direct- 
ing. It's a fresh change. He cares more 
about the art than the commodity." 



'Midsummer': success 




By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

The Tower Players recently 
hrought the most renowned 
Shakespearean comedy to the stage in 
a very non-traditional way. The unique 
production of "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream" stunned 
audiences dur- 
ing the weekend 
of Jan. 30. 

The young 
talent rose to the 
challenge of 
memorizi ng 
complex Eliza- 
bethan dialogue that is a far cry from 
the common speech of today. This 
production heightened Shakespeare's 
humor by taking the comedy to an ex- 
treme through rambunctious physical- 
ity. It was obvious that timing was cru- 
cial, as parts of the production required 
athleticism from its actors in order to 
add an element of slapstick com- 
edy. This truly was not a 
Shakespearean play that anyone 
would find boring as the actors 
ranted, grappled, screamed and 
jumped for laughs. 

To say that this production was 
non-traditional is an understate- 
ment. Though Shakespeare's origi- 
nal lines were used, director Wade 
Hughes intertwined elements of the 
1950s, complete with poodle-skirt cos- 
tuming and popular songs of the era 



such as The Tokens' 'The Lion Sleeps 
Tonight," causing audiences to wonder 
what Mr. SLakc neare's reaction to such 
revisions might have been. Newcomers 
to this Shakespearean comedy seemed a 
bit confused by the inconsistency be- 
tween the original script and the new set- 
ting, which paralleled the changes direc- 
tor Baz Luhrmann made to 
Shakespeare's most famous 
drama in the 1996 film 
"Romeo + Juliet." For 
strict Shakespeare interpret- 
ers, these changes were a bit 
shocking, but for those 
looking for a spicy play that 
seems to be timeless, such 
variations were pleasing. 

Regardless of differences of interpre- 
tation, the actors' performances were su- 
perb, led by Ben Allen, Christy Brown, 
Joel Hodge and Pam Grier as the torn lov- 
ers. The performers playing actors in the 
play within a play included Chris Holmes 
and Mike Tarara, who provided frequent 

comic relief. 
The story was 
enhanced by 
the set design 
of Brad Archer. 
Though 
audiences ex- 
pecting to see 
the traditional 
production left 
surprised, the cast and crew are to be 
commended for adding a new twist to a 
very familiar play. 




New theatre chair shows promise and vision 



in 




At Ziggys.... 


'Midsummer': 


success 


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8 Campus Chronicle 



A&E 



Friday, February 21, 2003 







4 Empire 
Records': 
Watch it and 
love it 

By Katie Fstler 

A&E Editor 

Not every entertaining movie has 
to be a blockbuster on the big screen. 
Some can )iist be found by chance on 
HBO on a bored afternoon. One of 
these such movies is "Empire 
Records." 

Released in the mid- '90s. this 
movie shows the feeling at the end of 
the grunge 
period 
where the 
idea of the 
tune was to 
stick it to 
"'["he Man" 
or to quote 
the movie 
"Da m n 
The Man." 
A day in 
the life of 
the teens 

that work at Empire Records, the 
movie stars several of today's big 
names such as Liv Tyler (Corey) and 
Renee Zellweger (Gina). 

At the start of the flick, Lucas 
(Rory Cochrane) is given the great re- 
sponsibility of closing the store and 
counting the money. He stumbles 
upon paperwork indicating that the 
store will be turned into a Music 
Town, the anti-Empire Records. In a 
moment of inspiration, the teenage 
philosopher jumps on his bike and 
drives to Atlantic City with the store's 
money to win the additional funds 
needed to stop the transformation of 
the store. Needless to say, he loses 
the money. 

The next day is spent with the 
employees dealing with the news of 
the change as 
they handle 
their own 
p r o b 1 e m s , 
and, boy, do 
they have 
them. Joe 
(Anthony 
LaPaglia), the 
boss man, isn't too happy with Lucas 
and has grounded him to the couch. 
Corey, the good girl, has decided to- 
day she will give herself to Rex Man- 
ning (Maxwell Caulfield), the visit- 
ing celebrity at the store. A.J. (Johnny 
Whit worth) has decided he is going 
to tell Corey he loves her by 1 :37 p.m. 
Gina is the tramp. Debra (Robin 
Tunney) tried to commit suicide the 
night before. And Mark (Ethan 
Embry) is just happy to be here, the 
comic relief of the picture. Plus, there 
is an attempted shoplifting by "War- 
ren Batty" (Brendan Sexton III). 
Amid all this, they still believe they 
can save their workplace. 

If you are looking for prize-win- 
ning acting and plot line, go some- 
where else. But if you want a fun 
movie that acts out the kind of day 
you dreamed of as a teenager, this is 
a movie you'll love. There are only 
two kinds of movie fans-those that 
Oive never heard of this movie and 
those who have and love it. 




Riot Act doesn't disappoint fans 



By Brandon Wright 

Staff Writer 

When looking back on the '90s, 
some say that Pearl Jam was the band 
of the decade. The album Vita logy and 
their debut smash Ten did a good job of 
supporting this claim. Classic songs in- 
cluding "Small Town." "Betterman," 
"Black," "Jeremy" and "Nothingman" 
have led Pearl Jam to be widely revered 
by many in the music world while also 
attracting a large mainstream and alter- 
native audience. 

But Pearl Jam hadn't put anything 
out since Binaural in May of 2000 and 
the live bootleg CD's just weren't do- 
ing the trick anymore. Pearl Jam's fans 
were asking for more, and their late 2002 
release of Riot Act is just the sort of al- 
bum to renew whatever confidence 
some may have lost in the band. 

This album is the Pearl Jam we've 
always loved, but it's clear that this is a 



band that has matured a lot over the years. 
They still have the same raw energy in 
their fast songs from before like "Insig- 
nificance," "Evenflow" and "Evolution." 
They also still have the heart-wrenching 
slow songs they've displayed in the past. 
It's just that Riot Act's lyrics seem to be 
coming from a Pearl Jam that has become 
wiser over time. Lyrics like "And the 
young, they can lose hope cause they can't 
see beyond today,. . . the wisdom that the 
old can't give away hey," and "Cause to 
the universe I don't mean a thing and 
there's just one word I still believe and 
it's love," from the track. "Love boat cap- 
tain" show a band that is very focused on 
important things in life like love. The 
lyrics at the end of that song say, "Love is 
all you need. . . AH you need is love," and 
if you hear latterday Beatles lyrics in a 
song by Pearl Jam, it is definitely an eye- 
opener to how they have grown. The 
instrumentals are as good as they've ever 
done, and everything seems to be support- 



ing the vocals of Eddie Vedder. Eddie 
is one of the greatest singers alive, and 
his voice is as moving and driven as it 
was when Ten came out. 

I must admit I was a little bit skep- 
tical about whether this album would 
fulfdl the expectations of the fans, and 
I really think it has. My personal sug- 
gestion would be to listen to this album 
all the way through. But if you're look- 
ing for a few good songs to download 
to give you an idea of what/?/ofAc/has 
to offer, I would recommend: "Love 
boat captain," "Cropduster," "I am 
mine," "Thumbing my way" and "Arc." 
If I were you, though. I would just go 
out and buy the CD right now because 
Pearl Jam is definitely back in business 
with this release. 

It is an impressive addition to the 
Pearl Jam catalog before their 2003 
summer tour. It looks as if the band of 
the '90s is ready to carry on through an- 
other decade. 



'How to lose': predictable but funny 



By Megan Powers 

Staff Writer 

February is typically saturated with 
romantic comedies in celebration of that 
all-important American holiday, 
Valentine's Day. The most talked-about 
such movie this year has been "How to 
Lose a Guy in 10 Days," so I felt it was 
fitting that I check it out, being the ro- 
mantic comedy connoisseur that I am. 
Matthew McConaughey and Kate 
Hudson star in this cute yet predictable 
movie from director Donald Petrie. Kate 
Hudson plays Andie, a writer for a Cos- 
mopolitan-esque magazine who tries to 
win over her boss by proposing an article 
titled, you guessed it, "How to Lose a Guy 
in 10 Days." She will hook a man, then 
proceed to do everything that women do 
wrong in relationships and drive him 
away. On the opposite end of this equa- 
tion is McConaughey, playing Ben, a man 
vying for the top account in his advertis- 
ing firm. This account happens to be one 
for a diamond manufacturing company; 
therefore, it is suggested to him that sell- 
ing diamonds is nearly the same as sell- 
ing love itself. Hence, a bet is made with 
his boss that if he can make a woman fall 



in love with him in 10 days, he will re- 
ceive the coveted account. 

Obviously , these Andie and Ben 
are bound to collide and eventually fall 
for each other; otherwise, it wouldn't be 
a romance. Hudson' s character does ev- 
erything possible to drive Ben away, but 
due to his bet, unbeknownst to her, he 
stays with her through things that any 
other man would 
not be able to 
withstand. She 
infests his apart- 
ment with every- 
thing pink she can 
find, from lacy 
hand towels to 
stuffed animals. 

She smothers him to the point of suffoca- 
tion, once even leaving 17 messages on 
his machine in less than an hour. She 
keeps him from seeing the critical end of 
an NBA playoff game and invades his 
guys' night of poker. She tops it all off 
by giving him their "love fern" to take 
care of, because after all, just like their 
love, it is young, only needing constant 
care and attention to flourish. 

To most movie-goers, it is obvi- 
ous where the rest of the movie will lead. 




Some find this predictability a deterrent 
from seeing the movie at all. However, 
movies such as this have their own value. 
If you are expecting a cheesy, predictable, 
feel-good movie, buy your ticket now. If 
you expect something with a great amount 
of substance that will be thought-provok- 
ing, then you should look elsewhere. But, 
since I knew what to expect, I found "How 
to Lose. . ." thoroughly en- 
joyable. Watching 
Hudson attempt to be a ste- 
reotypical, needy, girl y- 
girl is much needed comic 
relief in a world filled with 
terrorist threats and glooal 
crises. And she happens to 
be adorable for all the guys 
that get dragged to this movie. 

So, while it may not be the most in- 
telligent movie in theaters now, it serves 
its purpose well. It succeeds in making 
its audience laugh and offers a comfort- 
able predictability that life often cannot. 
The chemistry between McConaughey 
and Hudson is palpable, and their excel- 
lent portrayal of their respective charac- 
ters makes this a movie worth seeing. 
Romantic comedy enthusiasts will not be 
disappointed. 



Staff Recs... 



Next year when model UN goes to Boston 
bring an extra 3 days worth of clothes. 

-Rawanda 



Watch 'Snatch ' and name your dog after it. 

-Turkish 



O'Reilly factor: Who can take the 
No Spin Zone? 

-Elephant boy 



Chappelle Show: the death of 
political correctness. 

-The Mack 



A mag light and wilted flowers do not 
make good Valentine 's gifts. 

-Patches & Rawanda 



Eddie Izzard stand up: 
The funniest man in a 
dress you will see. 
-Patches 




How to lose': predictable but funny 



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SmffRecs... 



Friday, February 21, 2003 



A&E 



Campus Chronicle 



Hayworth family leaves mark on campus 



By Katie Estler 

A&E Editor 

To most students the Hayworth name 
is just the label on the majority of build- 
ings lining the Greensward, which makes 
it very hard to direct visitors to the build- 
ings they need. However, the people be- 
hind the name have given much more then 
a check. 

The late Charles Hayworth Jr., the 
primary donor for the Hayworth Chapel 
and the Hayworth Fine Arts Building, sat 
on the board of trustees for 30 years. "The 
Hayworth family are cornerstones of the 
school," John Lefler. vice president of 
administrative affairs, said. 

And indeed they are, the Hayworth 
buildings work as a 3-D family tree. In 
1966 Charles donated $315,000 to have 
a chapel built in his father's honor, the 
Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial 
Chapel. Later, David Hayworth, Charles's 
brother, made a donation for an academic 
wing connected to the chapel known as 
David Hayworth Hall. The most recent 
Hayworth addition is the Charles and 
Pauline Lewis Hayworth Fine Arts Build- 
ing, originally named after Charles's wife. 



The couple contributed $4 million to the 
project. 

If you were wondering whether the 
Horace S. Haworth Hall of Science was 
named after Charles's long-lost uncle and 
our school didn't realize the typo, it is just 
an odd coincidence that the names of the 
donors are so similar. 

You have to wonder what connection 
Charles had to this institution to be so 
willing to empty his wallet so regularly. 
Surely everyone in his family back to his 
grandfather graduated from here. In ac- 
tuality, this North Carolina State 
graduate's first connection to the school 
was when he joined the board of trustees. 
The Hayworth family was local to the 
High Point area. His mother was an ex- 
ecutive in her own furniture company, 
known as a large producer of desks. It is 
because of his mother's company that he 
was able to give such a lavish gift to the 
university. 

In the '50s, Charles took an interest 
in High Point College and decided to in- 
vest both his time and money. "Charles 
was probably more involved then any 
other single member of the board of trust- 
ees ever," Lefler said. Charles joined the 



Michael Bloomfield 
is a lost bluesmaster 



By Dennis Kern 

Staff Writer 

How do you go from being one of 
the most respected, sought-after profes- 
sionals in your field to being forgotten 
by all but the most dedicated of observ- 
ers'.' I don't know, either, but that's ex- 
actly what's happened to legendary gui- 
tarist Michael Bloomfield. 

Without question. Bloomfield was 
the first great white blues guitarist. He 
played with passion and intensity, yet 
had the discipline not to overplay. This 
would be a lesson that today's guitar 
players would do well to lean on. 
Bloomfield let the music speak for it- 
self and never felt the need to squeeze 
in as many notes as possible. The same 
can't be said of even the luminous Stevie 
Ray Vaughan. 

Born in Chicago in 1943, 
Bloomfield had an abiding love 
of the blues from a young age. 
Like many of his British coun- 
terparts such as Jimmy Page 
and Eric Clapton, he wor- 
shipped Muddy Waters and 
Otis Rush. Unlike those Brit- 
ish guitarists, though, 
Bloomfield had the opportu- 
nity to watch and sit in with his 
heroes on an almost nightly basis. 

The legendary talent scout John 
Hammond, the same man who discov- 
ered Billie Holliday, Bob Dylan, Bruce 
Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan, 
recognized Bloomfield's exceptional 
talent and signed him to a recording con- 
tract. The record company, however, 
wasn't exactly sure how to use him un- 
til the mid-1960s. I would argue that in 
1965 Michael Bloomfield was the most 
important guitarist on the planet for a 
couple of reasons. 

First, Bloomfield was backing up 
Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Music 
Festival when Dylan went electric, ef- 
fectively killing the folk music scene. 



Even the most ardent folkie would ad- 
mit that things were never the same af- 
terwards. In addition, Bloomfield also 
played on Dylan's seminal Highway 61 
Revisited album. It was also in 1965 that 
Bloomfield was a member of the Paul 
Butterfield Blues Band when they re- 
leased their self-titled debut album. 
Bloomfield doesn't waste a single note 
on tracks like "Born In Chicago" or 
"Shake Your Money-Maker." The en- 
tire album defies the listener to sit still 
as it grooves and swings with a relent- 
less passion born of a deep commitment 
to the blues. This album continues to 
tower above every other release of ev- 
ery blues-rock band of the era, includ- 
ing the Clapton-led Cream. 

In 1967, creative differences led 
Bloomfield to leave the Paul Butterfield 
Blues Band and form The Electric Flag. 
He had already grown weary of the gui- 
tar hero adulation he 
was being accorded, 
and the music of The 
Electric Flag reflects 
this, with the empha- 
sis being on the 
rhythm and horn sec- 
tions. It was also at 
this time that 
Bloomfield made the 
mistake of experimenting with heroin. 
When the spotlight of fame refused to 
dim and his drug use escalated, 
Bloomfield retired. 

Over the course of the next several 
years, he would sporadically record a 
number of poorly distributed albums for 
small record labels. Bloomfield would 
eventually be reduced to providing the 
music for pornographic movies. He 
would make his last major appearance 
in 1980, when he joined Bob Dylan 
onstage in San Francisco for "Like A 
Rolling Stone." Michael Bloomfield 
died of a drug overdose in 1 98 1 , a sad, 
ignominious ending for one of 
America's great musicians. 




board in 1 956 and later became chairman 
from 1978 to 1985, and finished with one 
last year as a member. Pauline has also 
involved herself in the affairs of the cam- 
pus as much as possible. She served on 
the board from 1986 until 1990 and also 
worked closely with Dr. Harold Warlick 
Jr. on the campus ministry program. 

"There was a time we had them 
(Charles and Pauline) involved in every 
aspect of student life," Letler recalled. 

Charles and Pauline's contributions 
to campus are hardly overlooked. Their 
latest addition receives much appreciation 
from the students. 

"I'm very thankful that they (the 
Hay worths) have helped to provide the 
school with the new fine arts building," 



Pam Grier, a sophomore theatre major, 
said. "The new building has so much more 
to offer than the old one." 

The new fine arts building was 
Charles's last campus project. In 1994, 
two years after he donated $2 million to- 
wards the construction of the building, 
dedicated to his wife, he died. After his 
death Pauline pledged an additional $2 
million to be matched by other donors and 
she requested that the building be named 
in his honor as well. Because Charles and 
Pauline had no children, the Hayworth 
legacy ends with them. The Hayworths 
have certainly left their physical as well 
as their emotional mark on campus. 

"Charles's leadership and insights are 
absent and missed by this school," Lefler 
said. 



Sisqo returns; Dru 
Hill back in force 



By Pamela-Montez Holley 

Staff Writer 

After hard core fans waited for three 
long years, the infamous Dru Hill is back 
with more soul and more passion as well 
as a new member for all of the foxy la- 
dies. 

The much-anticipated R&B album, 
"Dru World Order," features the harmo- 
nious first single "1 Should Be" and my 
personal favorite "Xstacey Jones," a blaz- 
ing song that truly captures 
the many talents of the mem- 
bers of the group. Sisqo is 
known for his strong voice 
and piano-playing skills 
while Woody is primarily 
known as the melody man. 
Nokio (Nasty On Key In Oc- 
tave) is strictly considered 
the group's producer and lyri- 
cist, while Jazz is the one 
who can play just about any 
instrument. Newcomer Scola 
showcased his production 
and lyrical talents on Woody's gospel al- 
bum. 

The group originated in a Baltimore 
neighborhood named Druid Hill. Inspired 
by other groups such as Boyz II Men and 
Jodeci, Dru Hill was strongly motivated 
to create their self-titled debut album in 
1996. Their first single "Tell Me" quickly 
soared to the top of the charts. But it 
would be the group's sophomore album 
"Enter the Dru" that would establish their 



distinctive sound. 

After the multi-platinum CD and 
numerous Billboard, Soul Train, NAACP 
Image and American Music Awards, the 
group leader Sisqo "Unleashed the 
Dragon" with the "Thong Song," which 
became an instant summer hit. After his 
success as a solo artist and the release of 
Woody's gospel album, Dru Hill added 
another member, Woody's friend Scola, 
who had already collaborated with the 
group. To much surprise, Sisqo was wel- 
comed back to 
the group in 
2002. 

The five- 
member group 
quickly re- 
turned to the 
studio to 

record "Dru 
World Order." 
Group member 
Nokio pro- 
duced over half 
of the album 
while other members wrote most of its 
songs. Once again, Dru Hill proves why 
they are the most popular R&B group to- 
day. 

What more could anyone ever ask for 
in a true, romantic R&B CD? With its up- 
beat tempos and sultry, silky-smooth vo- 
cals, you would be very pleased with ev- 
erything "Dru World Order" has to pro- 
vide. The new dance moves are nice, too. 
On a scale of 1-10, this album gets an 8.5. 




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Hayworth family leaves mark on campus 



Sisqo returns; Dru 
Hill back in force 



Michael Bloomfield 
is a lost bluesmaster 




10 Campus Chronicle 



Greek/Organizations 



Friday, February 21, 2003 



Zeta Tau Alpha 
AZ 

The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha are 
excited to welcome our new members: 
Kelly Watt, Sarah Spork, Shannon Hunt, 
Candace Newman, Megan Powers, Krin 
Yale, Lauren I-laim and Heather Nicolini. 
You girls will make anawesome addition 
to our chapter! A big thanks to all the sis- 
ters who came outto support the men' s 
basketball team and participated in the 
"Don't be a Dum Dum" service project, 
promoting breast cancer awareness. W e 
appreciate the donations to the Susan G. 
Komen Foundation during our project. 
We would like to wish everyone a great 
second semester!!!!! 



Lambda Chi Alpha 
I<DZ 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha 
would like to welcome everyone back to 
High Point University for a new semes- 
ter. We now have three new brothers, they 
are Chris Archambeault, Denny Hood, 
and Scott Davis. We hope that all of the 
(ireek organizations on campus had a suc- 
cessful rush week. We picked up seven 
new associate members, they are Clay 
Arey, Dan Carter, Alex Goforth, Shaun 
Hanson, Scott Mooney, Rob Salerno, and 
Madison Smith. Our annual Rock AThon 
event will be held this semester from 
March 21 st to March 23rd. We hope that 
everyone comes out and supports us dur- 
ing this event. Finally we would like to 
welcome back brothers Brad Komisar and 
Steven Coard who spent a semester in 
Hngland. We would also like to welcome 
back brother Mill Airde. It' s good to have 
you guys back. 



Alpha Phi Omega 

W e would like to welcome and con- 
gratulate newly inducted brothers into the 
Mu Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega: 
Krista Aglio, Colin Cowne, Bethany 
Dorsctt, Glenn Fell, Meghan Gleason, 
Daniel Holland, Kate Litwin, Heather 
Sneathen and Will Tarrant. 

Pledging tor the spring 2003 semes- 
ter has also begun and we are pleased to 
welcome Sarah Criscuolo and Eric 
Staples to Pledgeship. 

So far this semester, APO has been 
very busy with community and campus 
service projects. We recently hosted a 
blood drive and are continuing to help 
maintain and support HPU's recycling 
program. Also as a chapter, we have par- 
ticipated in Habitat for Humanity as well 
as many other projects within the High 
Point area. We are on the move this se- 
mester and have a lot planned for the re- 
mainder of the spring 



Kappa Delta 
IT 

The sisters of Kappa Delta would like 
to congratulate our KD Sweetheart, Sig 
David Brauzer! He was honored at our 
annual Crush Party held on Feb. 14! 

We would also like to thank the 
brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha for our Pa- 
jama Party mixer! We had so much fun 
hanging out with all you guys! We're 
looking forward to our upcoming mixer 
with the Sigs this weekend. It should make 
for some good times! 

We are excited about our upcoming 
Shamrock 5K Run Run in March. All of 
the proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse 
America and the local High Point Halle- 
lujah House. Please come out and sup- 
port the children of America! 

Have a fun and safe Spring Break! 




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Kappa Delta Sorority runs to 
prevent child abuse 

From Staff Reports 



The Kappa Deltas here at High Point 
University have taken a stand with the 
national sorority to help prevent child 
abuse both locally and nationally! Every 
February and March, Kappa Deltas across 
the nation hold an- 
nual Shamrock 
Fvents to raise 
money to support 
local philanthropies 
and Prevent Child 
Abuse America. 

This year we 
will be holding our 
7th annual 5K Fun 
Run on Saturday, 
March 22 at 10:30 
a.m. The race will 
begin at High Point 
University's Millis 

Gym on College Drive. All proceeds from 
the race benefit Prevent Child Abuse 
America (20%) and the local High Point 
Hallelujah House (80%), a shelter for 
abused children. Registration fees for the 
event are $10, including a T-shirt, and $5, 
not including a T-shirt; both are tax de- 
ductible. 

The Hallelujah House is a 24-hour 




crisis nursery for abused children that are 
unwanted by their parents, victims of al- 
cohol or drug abuse, victims of emotion- 
ally unstable parents and members of dys- 
functional families. Many children have 
found loving and se- 
cure environments at 
the Hallelujah House. 
The sisters of 
Kappa Delta Sorority 
ask for your aid in 
making this the most 
successful Shamrock 
Event. If you are in- 
terested in participat- 
ing in Kappa Delta's 
5K Fun Run, please 
contact Ashley 
Bosche at 888-6341 
or HPU Box 2782, 
High Point, NC 27262 by March 20th. 
Late registration is on March 22 at 10 a.m. 
If you would like to make a donation to 
support our efforts, please make checks 
payable to Kappa Delta Sorority. Your 
interest in our philanthropy is greatly ap- 
preciated. Remember, "It should not hurt 
to be a child!" Thank you for your sup- 
port. 



SAB's Passport to Fun 

SAB is adding another program to the Spring Semester of 2003 called 
Passport To Fun. The program will hopefully increase attendance at events and 
will be similar to a sweepstakes program where students earn a chance to win a 
grand prize worth $300 in cash. Students must collect nine stamps to be eli- 
gible for the grand prize drawing of $300. Stamps are collected by attending 
designated SAB and MPC Passport To Fun events. A second drawing for $ 1 50 
will be held for all students who have accumulated six to eight stamps. The 
following is a schedule of designated Passport to Fun events: 



Tues., February 18 
MPC Dinner Discussion - 
Black History 
5 PM - PDR 

Tues., February 25 
MPC - Black Greek Step 
Show Forum 
7:30PM - Great Room 



Thurs., March 20 

Concert - Ari Hest 

9 PM - Slane Center Patio 

Sat., March 22 
Battle of the Bands 
4PM - Slane Center Patio 



Sun., March 23 

Student Talent Show 

8 PM - Slane Great Room 



Wed., March 26 
Comedy Night - Shang 
9PM - Great Room 

Fri., April 4 

3 rd Annual British Debates 

7:30PM - Great Room 



Thurs., April 10 
Comedy Night - Michael 
Collins 

9PM - Great Room 
*(Drawing will be held im- 
mediately following com- 
edy show.)* 



In addition to Passport to Pan events, SAB offers various excursions and 
novelty programs. Also, the Multicultural Programming Committee will host 
several programs to promote cultural awareness. SAB meets at p.m. on Tues- 
days in the I eeds Room and MP( ' meets ai 6: K>p.m. on Tuesdays in the Leeds 
Room. 

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Sports 



Campus Chronicle 11 



GMAC Enters Into Corporate 
Partnership With High Point and the 
Big South Conference 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The Big 
South Conference today announced that 
GMAC Financial Services will be a Cor- 
porate Partner with the Big South Con- 
ference for the 2002-2003 basketball sea- 
son. 

With the goal of raising awareness 
of its College Grad Rebate Program to 
college students, GMAC will sponsor the 
"GMAC Hoops Shoot," on every mem- 
ber institutions' campus. Students can 
win prizes by showcasing their basketball 
skills at halftime of regular season bas- 
ketball games. A winner from each cam- 
pus will advance to compete in the finals 
during the Conference's Basketball 
Championship. In addition, GMAC is a 
presenting sponsor of the Pontiac-GMC 
3-ON-3 Basketball Challenge. 

GMAC's involvement also will in- 
clude radio advertisements and public- 
address announcements during Big South 
Conference regular season basketball 
games. GMAC will have a banner ad- 
vertisement on BigSouthSports.com that 
will appear on every page of the League's 
website as well. 

"Being part of Big South basketball 
gives us an exciting chance to reach a 
great target market and be able to support 
excellent athletic programs," said Charles 
Sevier, Director of Sales and Marketing 
of GMAC. 

"We are excited to be partnered 
with GMAC," said Kyle B. Kallander, 
Commissioner of the Big South Confer- 
ence. "GMAC is an outstanding corpora- 
tion that has shown a real desire to sup- 
port Big South student-athletes. Their 
commitment will be a tremendous en- 
hancement to the student-athlete's colle- 
giate experience." 

GMAC is a family of companies 
ready to help customers with crucial de- 
cisions that affect their lifestyles and wal- 
lets — financing a vehicle, selling a house, 
getting a mortgage, insurance for many 
needs and — for its business customers 
— commercial lending for a multitude of 
business pursuits. Established in 1919 to 
provide financial support to General Mo- 
tors dealers, GMAC now operates in 40 
countries and employs 29,000 people. 

The Big South is a NCAA Division 
I athletic Conference with nine member 
institutions in the Southeast. Birmingham- 
Southern College, Charleston Southern 
University, Coastal Carolina University, 
Elon University, High Point University, 
Liberty University, Radford University, 
UNC Asheville and Winthrop University 
comprise the 19-year-old League, which 
is based in Charlotte, N.C. The Big South 
is online at www.BigSouthSports.com. 

Panthers Hold Off N.C. A&T, 4- 
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picked up his first win of the season and 
Travis Motsinger earned his first career 
save as High Point edged North Carolina 
A&T, 4-3, in the Panthers' home-opener 
Thursday afternoon at George S. Erath 
Field. 

The Panthers improve to 1 -4 on the 
season, while the Aggies fall to 2-7. 

The teams were originally sched- 
uled to meet in a weekend series Satur- 
day and Sunday in High Point, but the 
threat of inclement weather forced the 
games to be moved up. 

HPU got a run in the first when 
Nick Thompson singled home Matt 
Gorman, and a pair of runs to make it 3-0 
in the second on a Gorman single, which 
scored Kemp Smith and Brent Myers. 

The Panthers went up 4-0 in the 
fourth after Rey Rojas scored on a sacri- 
fice fly by Chris Draska. 

But the Aggies made things inter- 
esting by scraping together a run without 
a hit in the sixth, and loading the bases 
off Burch ( 1 - 1 ) with no one out in the sev- 
enth and final inning. Motsinger entered 
and surrendered a single to A&T's Jef- 
frey King which scored Arthur Davis and 
Eric Jones and pulled the Aggies to within 
4-3. But Motsinger got Ben Teasley to pop 
up on a bunt and Price Stevens to ground 
into a game-ending double-play for his 
first career save. 

A&T's Toby Middleton was 
saddled with the loss ( 1-3) despite not al- 
lowing an earned run. 

The teams will play the game origi- 
nally scheduled for Sunday on Friday af- 
ternoon at 2:30 pm. Admission is free. 

Radford Conies lip Short Against 
Bulldogs 

ASHEVILLE, N.C-Andre Smith 
scored 20 points and dished out seven 
assists as UNC Asheville held off 
Radford, 75-68 in Big South Conference 
action at the Justice Center Thursday 
night. 

The win was the Bulldogs (11-12, 
7-3 BSC) sixth in the last seven games. 
UNCA is now tied for first place in the 
Big South with Winthrop at 7-3. However, 
the Dogs end the regular season with three 
of their final four games on the road. The 
Highlanders (5-17, 3-7 BSC) lost for the 
fifth straight time but made a gallant ef- 
fort. 

"We won but it wasn't very pretty," 
commented UNC Asheville coach Eddie 
Biedenbach. "Give Radford a lot of credit. 
They played with a lot of heart and deter- 
mination. We were fortunate to win. We 
made some keys plays when we had to 
pull out the victory." 



Also scoring in double figures for 
the Bulldogs was senior center Ben 
McGonagil with 13 points and nine re- 
bounds. Bryan McCullough chipped in 12 
points. 

Radford was led by freshman guard 
Whit Holcomb-Faye with a game-high 24 
points. He was 6-of- 16 from the field, 4- 
of-8 from the three-point line and 8-of- 
1 1 from the free throw line. Olumyiwa 
Popoola added 12 points and eight re- 
bounds. Aaron Gill chipped in 10 points. 

UNCA led most of the game and 
led by as many as 12 in the second half 
but simply could not put the Highlanders 
away. Two free throws from Holcomb- 
Faye with 58 seconds left cut the lead to 
70-68. 

The Bulldogs got the ball to 
McGonagil who scored with 26 seconds 
left to give UNCA a 72-68 lead. The 
Highlanders missed a shot and Chad 
Mohn came down with the rebound. He 
collected a career-high seven rebounds 
in the game. Mohn was fouled and sank 
both free throws to give UNCA some 
breathing room at 74-68 with 15 seconds 
left. McGonagil finished the scoring 
with one free throw at the eight-second 
mark. 

The Bulldogs are off until next 
Wednesday night when they play at Elon, 
while the Highlanders will host Coastal 
Carolina Saturday night at 7 p.m. 

Rickman Helps Highlanders Es- 
cape With Win Over Eagles 

Radford, Va.-Sherri Rickman 
(Roanoke, Va.) scored the final four points 
of overtime, including the game- winning 
lay up with 1 :09 left as Radford escaped 
with a 6 1 -59 victory over Winthrop at the 
Dedmon Center. The Highlanders were 
led by Jesse Brunjak (Ooltewah, Tenn.) 
and Amanda Neby (Plymouth, Minn.), 
who scored 1 8 and 1 6 points, respectively. 
Rickman finished with eight points and a 
learn high 1 1 rebounds. Tawander 
Whittington scored 12 points, while Kia 
Bell chipped in with 10 for the Eagles. 
Radford improves to 7-14 overall and 3- 
7 in the Big South, while Winthrop falls 
to 7-15 overall and 2-7 in the Big South. 
This was RU's school record fourth over- 
time game in one season. 

By virtue of Winthrop's loss, 
Brenda Paul's Elon Phoenix have 
clinched a first round home game in the 
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ment. 

Winthrop took control of the game 
in the first half, breaking an 8-8 deadlock 
with a 15-4 run to grab a 23-12 lead with 
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their first lead of the half, 31-30, with 19 
seconds left on a Rickman jumper. The 
teams would go into the break tied at 3 1. 

The Highlanders, behind a pair of 
back-to-back threes from Neby and Cody 
Silker (Fairmont, Minn.), built a 48-38 
lead at 13:06. The Eagles clawed their 
way back into the game, using a 1 3-0 run 
to take a three-point lead with 6:47 to go. 
Brandy Allen ended the run with a three- 
pointer on the next possession to even 
things up at 5 1 . 

That would be the only field goal 
the Highlanders would score in the final 
1 3:06 of regulation. Neby and Allen con- 
nected on both ends of a onc-and-one to 
put RU up 55-52 at 2:41. Stephanie 
Pannell would covert a three-point play 
with 1 :32 left to tie the score for the ninth 
time of the game. Each team was unable 
to convert in the final minute and the game 
went to overtime. 

With Winthrop up 59-57 in over- 
time, Rickman took over. She grabbed 
an offensive board and put it back for 
the 10th tie of the game with 3:18 left. 
Two possessions later, she hit her 
game-winning layup. The Eagles had two 
chances to tie or win, but Neby drew a 
charge on their first possession and a 
pair of jumpers missed in the final sec- 
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By Kenny Graff 

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With summer approaching rap- 
idly, many students are trying to shed 
that winter weight. Major League 
Baseball's spring training offers a tragic- 
example of how shortcuts should be 
avoided. 

Steven Scott Bechler, a Balti- 
more Orioles pitching prospect, died on 
Monday morning at 10: 10am. after on- 
the-field activities caused him to be- 
come disoriented and, eventually, un- 
conscious. 

Bechler came into camp over his 
listed weight of 239 pounds and notice- 
ably out of shape. Although not proven, 
a supplement that contains ephedrine 
has been listed as a probable cause of 
that fatality. Ephedrine is an ingredi- 
ent found in many over-the-counter 
weight- loss supplements. 

The preliminary causes of 
Bechler 's death also include a relatively 
high blood pressure, a diet that lacked 
solid food and high temperature. 

Although not regulated in base- 
ball, ephedrine is banned by the NCAA, 
NFL and Olympics. 

Bechler is survived by his wife, 
who is seven months pregnant with 
their first child. The 23-year-old pros- 
pect pitched in the Orioles farm sys- 
tem for five years. He reached his 
dream of playing in the major leagues 
at the end of last season with several 
relief appearances. 

His death marks the first time a 
baseball player has died from on-the- 
field activities since the 1920 beaning 
of Ray Chapman. 

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Men's squad 
hopes for a 
basketball 
tournament 
turnaround 

By Brandon Miller 

Staff Writer 

With just three games remaining 
in a 26-game schedule, the Panthers 
found themselves in a position the com- 
plete opposite of early season predic- 
tions. In most preseason rankings, 
HPU was listed in the middle of the Big 
South Conference and was the top rank 
in Lindy's predictions, hut on Wednes- 
day the team was sitting in last place 
in the conference with a 2-10 record 
and a 6-17 mark overall. 

The past few weeks have hrought 
losses on the road from Winthrop, 
UNC-Asheville, Charleston Southern 
and Coastal Carolina. In their two 
homes games, during the six game 
stretch, the Panthers dropped their sec- 
ond game against Winthrop while pick- 
ing up their second conference win 
against Radford. High Point has been 
in most of its games on the season but 
has failed to finish late in the game, 
pulling out only a few victories. The 
current trend the Panthers have been 
following is falling behind early, then 
mounting a comeback only to have it 
tall short. It the team looks to advance 
in the conference tournament come 
March, it will definitely need to work 
out the kinks and use its potential to 
make a repeat appearance in the title 
game. 

There is no doubt about the fact 
that the guys do possess the ability to 
win, but things just aren't clicking at 
the moment. With wins the final three 
games, the Panthers could better them- 
selves and give themselves some mo- 
mentum for playoff contention. Those 
games come against Birmingham- 
Southern, who beat High Point 64-60 
early in the year; Elon, who knocked 
off the Panthers 65-61 and Liberty who 
pulled out a 74-70 win over HPU. The 
games against Flon and Liberty are at 
home, so with fan support, the team 
should have the upper hand. All three 
games proved to be close matches, with 
all outcomes having just four-point dif- 
ferentials. 

In the last few games. High Point 
has been led by scoring from Joe 
Knight (17 ppg) Dustin Van 
Weerdhui/en (16 ppg), Danny 
Gathings ( 1 5 ppg). Brent Halsch added 
two 15-point performances, while Ron 
Barrow had 1 3 points in the Charles- 
ton Southern game, and Kashawn 
Hampton provided a double double in 
points and rebounds in the win against 
Radford. Knight and Gathings both sat 
out one game for different reasons. 

Hopefully the Panthers can turn 
things around. For the fans: Just keep 
on showing support; the guys appreci- 
ate the enthusiasm and loyalty. 

One note to mention from an 
achievement accomplished earlier in 
the season is that Senior Dustin Van 
Weerdhui/en reached the 1,000-point 
mark in his time at High Point Univer- 
sity. That does not include his fresh- 
man season at Boise State, so congratu- 
lations to him on a great feat. 



King James, everyone's all- American 

LeBron James deserves a bit more respect than the media is giving 



The time to criticize LeBron James 
needs to come to an abrupt end. The man 
that a nation has come to know as King 
James and LBJ did not make himself the 
center of attention in the world of sports; 
the media did. James did not call Sports 
Illustrated last year in an attempt to get 
himself on the cover as a junior in high 
school. They did that for their own 
cause. 

LeBron will be worth $25 million 
in about a month with the shoe deal he 
will get from Reebok, Nike or Adidas. 
You can actually bet on what shoe com- 
pany he will sign with. For some rea- 
son, people in Akron, Ohio, where he 
attends high school, think that two bas- 
ketball jerseys are worth suspending 
James for the entire season. The deci- 
sion to follow through with this has been 
overturned by the courts, but a two-game 
suspension still stands. 

None of this hurts King James. He 
will still have his shoe deal and will be 
the number one pick in the NBA draft 
once the season is over. This does not 
affect any of his future plans. His ab- 
sence hurts his teammates who counted 
on him as a team leader and most tal- 
ented player. 

1 reiterate the fact that none of this 
should be considered LBJ's fault. He 
took a couple of old-time jerseys, not 



cash. This young man has made his 
school a lot of money as well as many, 
many other people. Where is the logic in 
that? The man that makes the money 
doesn't receive any. 

High school and collegiate athletes 
continue to be exploited. They bring in 

millions of 
dollars for 
their respec- 
tive schools 
and only get 
tuition in 
compensa- 
tion. I am 
not trying to 
lessen the 
value of a 
college edu- 
cation; I'm 
just saying 
that these men deserve more. College ath- 
letes deserve at least a couple hundred 
dollars a month for living expenses if they 
arc bringing in a vast quantity of cash. 
Their coaches are making enormous sums 
of money at large universities and cannot 
even give their players a few dollars to 
go and buy a decent outfit without the 
NCAA stating that they committed a vio- 
lation. 

College athletes do not need large 
sums of money, just a small amount each 




-Kennv Graff- 



Sports Editor 



month of the season. They should also 
be allowed to work as many hours as 
they want out of season. 

Exceptions should be made for 
certain athletes, such as LeBron James, 
in high school. There are very few high 
school athletes that can fill an entire 
arena on their name alone, so why 
shouldn't he/she get a few dollars? 

I understand the value of amateur- 
ism, but it is time for every amateur 
board to realize the value of common 
sense. You cannot expect to continue to 
exploit young athletes in this day and 
time and get away with it. 

I hate the absurd salaries profes- 
sional athletes are getting paid today. 
Kevin Brown deserves to take a few 
dozen line drives to the groin for the 
money he's getting paid and the produc- 
tion he has given the Dodgers in Major 
League Baseball. Juwan Howard didn't 
earn a free meal at I HOP, let alone the 
$100+ million dollar contract he signed 
with the Washington Bullets a few years 
ago. 

Giving an athlete who has earned 
an institution a large sum of money a 
minimal salary for his efforts is a com- 
pletely different story. 

With that said, just let King James, 
my new hero, live a little in the fame 
that we gave him. 



Women's basketball shows no signs of slowing down 

Team is now located in top half of conference standings 



By Bethany Davoll 

Staff Writer 

The women's basketball team has 
had its up and downs this season, but com- 
ing off a big win at home against Charles- 
ton Southern University on Feb. 9, the 
Panthers' currently sit in third place in the 
Big South Conference. The Panthers' 
record is 1 5-9 overall, 7-4 in the Big South 
after a heartbreaking loss to Liberty. 

When the Panthers squared off 
against CSU on Sunday, they were look- 
ing for a revenge win, having lost to the 
Bucs 91-54 earlier in the season. They 
wouldn't let their opposition run up the 
score this time, however, winning 75-56 
and leading for most of the game. 

Coach Tooey Loy said of the win, 
"Coastal and Charleston were our two 
best games of the season; they both give 
us confidence. The game showed us how 
good we can be when you play hard, good 
things happen." 

At the half, the Panthers had the 
lead, 39-21, and Charleston would never 
come within single digits again. Shannon 
O'Brien hit two foul shots and a jumper 
to start the scoring for the Panthers, fol- 
lowed by a free throw from Keauna 
Vinson (4.5 rpg) and a jumper from 
Narelle Henry (7.9 ppg, 3.4 spg). With 
6:23 remaining in the first half High Point 
was up by 9, and used clutch three-point 
shooting from Misty Brockman (13.4 
ppg) and Henry to extend their lead, along 
with layups from Kate Jenner (4.0 rpg) 
and Gina Rosser (5.0 ppg). Jenner was the 
high scorer in the game with 1 3, followed 
by 1 2 from Henry and Brockman. 

High Point played Coastal Carolina 
at home on Feb. 7, and came away with 
the 90-70 win, along with a 2 1 -point per- 



formance from freshman Keauna Vinson, 
who was also named the Big South Con- 
ference Freshman of the Week. Coach 
Tooey Loy was pleased with his rookie 
post, remarking that he sees her "getting 
better and better; she now has confidence 
in her play like she did in high school." 

With four minutes remaining in the 
game Coastal pulled to within 78-62, but 
it would be the closest they would come 
for the remainder of the game. High Point 
answered with a layup and two free 
throws from Vinson along with five 
straight points from Stephanie Scott (5.4 
ppg). Vinson had nine rebounds on the 
night to go along with her 2 1 points, Misty 
Brockman added 20, and Shannon 
O'Brien threw in 12 of her own. 

Previous to the two good wins 
against Coastal and Charleston, High 
Point had a tough loss to Birmingham- 
Southern, in which "as a team we didn't 
come out ready to play; we were flat," 
according to Loy. 

The Panthers would pull to within 
eight off a jumper from Gina Rosser with 
1:18 remaining in the game, but they 
would not be able to cut the margin any 
more, losing by 73-62. High Point lacked 
its usual intensity and were themselves 
down by as many as 16 in the second hall 
to a team the Panthers had previously 
beaten by three at home. The Panthers cut 
the lead to five at the start of the second 
half on a jumper from Jenner, but Bir- 
mingham-Southern would hold the lead 
for the entire second half. Misty 
Brockman was high scorer for the Pan- 
thers with 19, Jenner added II and 
Ccbronica Scott chipped in 8. 

For the first game of February, the 
Panthers headed to Asheville, where they 
came away with the victory, 69-39. The 



Panthers led at the end of the first twenty 
minutes 27-15. Brockman had 14 points 
to go along with four steals, Katie O'Dell 
had 1 1 , Cebronica Scott had 10 points and 
seven steals and Kate Jenner added 10 
points as well. Currently, Narelle Henry, 
Scott, and Brockman are each in the top 
five in steals per game in the Big South 
Conference, with 3.04, 2.43 and 2.26 re- 
spectively. 

On Jan. 29 Winthrop came to High 
Point, and left with a one-point loss to the 
Panthers, 56-55. Senior Stephanie Scott 
won the game for the purple and white 
off of a layup at the buzzer, coming from 
the assist from Keauna Vinson. 

Winthrop found itself at the line up 
by one with 7 seconds remaining in the 
game, but the free throw was missed. 
Vinson grabbed the rebound and dribbled 
up court and passed to Scott who sank the 
shot as time expired. Misty Brockman led 
all scorers with 23, Scott had 1 2 points to 
go along with 7 rebounds and Keauna 
Vinson added 5 points and 10 boards. 

The Panthers played another tight 
game in the previous contest, but this time 
they were unable to come away with the 
W, losing 64-63 against Elon. Gina Rosser 
hit one of two free throws to tie the game 
with 44 seconds left. Four ticks off the 
clock later, Rosser was fouled again, hit- 
ting one of two to tie up the score. Elon 
then hit a foul shot with 16 seconds left 
to go up by one, and the Panthers would 
be unable to come up with another hoop. 
Narelle Henry and Brockman were the 
leading scorers for High Point with 16 
apiece. Brockman added 10 rebounds, and 
Henry had 5 steals and 7 rebounds as well. 
Shannon O'Brien also had 7 rebounds in 
addition to 9 points. 





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HIGH POINT, N.C. 




Junior Marshals named 

Twenty-three students have re- 
ceived the honor of being selected as 
Junior Marshals. 

The Co-Chief Junior Marshals are 
Sarah H. Craven and Donna J. Garcia. 

The Junior Marshals are Ashley A. 
Bosche, Una Broady-Davis. Maria M. 
Carroll, Jennifer L. Cox, Kristen R. 
I crrell. Chara C. Freeman, Julie H. 
(ioodin. Brandon C. Hines, Alana L. 
Holyfield, Leah N. Ingold, Amy L. 
Jones. Bradley H. Komisar, Jennifer L. 
Landers, Bruce Leigh. Brian T. 
Middleton, William M. Piser, Jay S. 
Rousseau. Jennifer E. Sebert, April L, 
Shields. Bobby W. Shore and Joshua D. 
Thomas. 

Play on the way 

The Tower Players will be perform- 
ing ONoises OftO on April 10, II and 1) 
at 7:30 p.m. in Hay worth Fine Arts Cen- 
ter. 

There will be no assigned seating, 
and only 1 20 seats will be sold tor each 
show. Members of the fine arts depart- 
ment encourage theater-goers to buy 
tickets early from Mrs. Wendy Brodar 
in Slane University Center, Room 212. 
The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. 
each night. 

Questions? Call Mr. Wade Hughes, 
chair of the fine arts department, at 84 1 - 
9012 

New sports center 

A $3 million sports center will be 
the new home for the department of ath- 
letics, and it will bear the names of Jerry 
and Kitty Steele, who have contributed 
51 years of successful teaching and 
coaching to this university. 

Basketball Coach Jerry Steele has 
won over 600 games during his 3 1 years 
at HPU. Kitty SteeleOs tennis teams com 
piled a 251-54 record in 15 years, win- 
ning nine conference championships, 
and her field hockey teams won three 
North Carolina championships in 14 
years. 

Husband and wife, the Steeles have 
both been inducted into the NAIA Hall 
of Fame. 

The new center will be a two-story, 
24,(XX)- square-foot facility replacing the 
field house between the baseball and 
soccer stadiums. It will feature training 
and weight rooms, locker rooms, an in- 
dtxir practice area for golf, and academic 
services room and a hospitality/confer- 
ence room. 

An anonymous donor has commit- 
ted $1,5 million toward the project with 
half of the donation already in hand. The 
Office of Institutional Advancement, 
headed by John C. Lefler, is completing 
plans for raising the additional $1 .5 mil- 
lion. 



University Singers/ Chapel Choir 
complete successful spring tour 



By Andrea Griffith 
Editorial Page Editor 

While other students headed to the 
warm beaches of Florida, the 
Chapel Choir and University 
Singers headed north lor spring 
break, passing through 10 states 
in a mere six days. In between 
its five performances, the group 
managed to spend time in Bos- 
ton and New York City and en- 
joyed the company of various 
families who kindly opened up 
their homes to the group in West 
Virginia. New Jersey and Mas- 
sachusetts. 

The singers, director Billy 
Summers and accompanist 
Marcia Dills departed early on 
Feb. 27 despite the icy conditions of North 
Carolina. Their first destination was 
southern West Virginia where they per- 
formed at Oak Hill High School in the 
afternoon. The school was delighted to 



welcome back alumnae Chara Freeman, 
Angela Garvin and Shannon Hunt, who 
all performed special solos for their home- 
town friends. After several more hours of 




Photo by Kelly Beeson 
travel, the singers arrived in Keyser, 
W.Va.. home of junior choir member Tay- 
lor Humphreys. Following fellowship 
and dinner with the church family of First 
United Methodist Church, the singers 



performed for those members of the com- 
munity who braved the snowy conditions. 
Following a restful evening at the 
homes of hospitable church members, the 
choirs departed lor New Jersey 
on Fri lay. The pattern became 
familiar as yet again the sing- 
ers were well received with a 
home-cooked meal and a re- 
ceptive audience at their 
evening concert at First Pres- 
byterian Church of Caldwell, 
N.J. The town and church were 
home to sophomore Mike 
Maykish, who celebrated his 
homecoming by performing a 
solo. 

The singers had just 
enough time to become ac- 
quainted with their host fami- 
lies in New Jersey before they departed 
for Boston on Saturday morning. With 



Prison visit raises questions on life 



By Jaci Cheek 

Stuff Writer 

Meet AmericaOs new poor. No longer 
is the ragged beggar on the street corner 
or the child without dental insurance the 
most deprived. The new poor have all the 
medical and dental care available, as well 
as a warm bed, a job and three meals a 
day. 

On March 1 4, 1, along with other stu- 
dents from Dr. Terrell HayesO Justice, 
Crime, and Ethics sociology class, expe- 
rienced poverty with a shocking force that 
drove our stomachs up into our throats. 
Prior to that experience, I had started to 
write an essay about what it is like to be 
poor. Now, I question whether I knew 
what it felt like to be invisible to prosper- 
ous people with beauty and charm. 

As I first turned the corner of the 
sunken sidewalk on 13(H) Western Blvd., 
F noticed in large, bold letters the an- 
nouncement OWelcome to Central PrisonO 
and OMust have I.D. to enter.6 Located 
deep in the middle of Raleigh, the state 
capital heavily populated by political 
gamers and college students, are the large 
prison buildings, which seemed to grow 
with every step 1 took into the sinister 
structure. The walls were surrounded by 
a double wire fence with razor ribbon cir- 



cling the top, keeping out the world and 
holding back inmates from every walk of 
life. 

North Carol inaOs collection of 
AmericaOs poor are gathered in Central 
Prison, a maximum security facility. 

Along with various felonies, the in- 
mates residing at Central held one com- 
mon bond: they were going nowhere any- 
time soon. They had nothing but time, 
time to grow old, time to become patient 
and time to think about life. 

Americans consider this underprivi- 
leged population a burden. As 1 toured the 
complex, I kept thinking, Ol feel as though 
I am touring a zoo.O and the situation 
made me feel awkward. Looking back 
on the experience, many other classmates 
felt the same way. 

Beyond thickly plated glass arose 
several inmates on death row, glaring into 
my eyes as if I should have been in there 
with them. Some inmates were jumping 
around and banging on the glass, trying 
to capture our attention, while others were 
indifferent to the tourists they probably 
saw a hundred times a year. I felt their 
eyes following my footsteps, sizing up my 
dwindling strengths and increasing weak- 
nesses. They talked to me, urging me to 

See Prison, page 9 



See Chorus, page 9 

Love for teaching 
distinguishes 
professor's 
performance 

By Katie Kstler 

A&E Editor 

The blackboard lies on the floor with 
the legs sticking out at odd angles. Some- 
how the board keeps a roughly vertical 
position. Dr. Christopher Mazurek is 
perched on 
the chalk 
tray, con- 
tinuing to 
write notes 
and draw 
graphs for 
his Intro- 
duction to 
Psychology 
class. After 
first moving class into the library base- 
ment because the original room didnOt 
have desks and then experiencing the 
board breaking, some teachers would have 
said to heck with it and canceled class. 
Mazurek is not so easily discouraged. 

A young professor, Mazurek, 3 1 , has 
an almost boyish charm as he canOt man- 
age to stand still, bouncing about the room 

See Mazurek, page 8 




Photo by Krista Adkins 
Dr. Christopher Mazurek 



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Page 3 


Page 8 


Page 11 

KD 
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event 
succeeds 


Page 15 


Students 
sound off 
on war 


MUN 
adventure in 
Boston 


NASCAR 

drivers are 
athletes 



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EDITORIAL 



Friday, March 28, 2003 



Staff Editorial 



Celebrities protest Bush 
and the war with Iraq 



Letters to the Editor: 



As AmcricaOs w;ir with Iraq devel- 
ops more each day, citizens are more out- 
spoken than ever about their opinion on 
the matter. Numerous marches have oc- 
curred while more passive protesters aim 
to have their word heard over the 
Internet. Included in this array of dis- 
sent are some familiar faces, our enter- 
tainers who seem to have ambitions be- 
yond show business. From musicians 
to comedians, these celebrities have 
made a living off being in the spotlight, 
which has lately included the political 
limelight. But should we tie l.sieningto 
these entertainersO view *7 S iould they 
take advantage of their lame and use it 
for purposes beyond the entertainment 
industry'.' 

The media have fed these eelehri- 
tiesO appetites for attention on this mat- 
ter. Headlines are cluttered with stories 
such as the arrest of author Alice Walker 
on March 8 upon her protest outside of 
the White House. One hundred celebri- 
ties, including Martin Sheen, Helen Hunt 
and Susan Sarandon, signed a letter to 
President Hush asking him for a peace- 
ful approach to the Iraq situation. Sheen 
and Sarandon even paid for television 
ads blasting the possible war. This dis- 
sent is a surprisingly far cry from the 
Orally Oround the flagO attitude the en- 
tertainment industry held last year fol- 
lowing Sept. 1 1 . 

Music has often been used to make 
a political statement, and classic retlec- 



Draft promotes patriotism 



tions of society are often frozen in time 
in the process. Creedence Clearwater 
RevivalOs OFortunate SonO and N 
YoungOs ORockinO in the Free Wor K 
come to mind. But many of musicians 
now are choosing to speak through 
speeches rather than lyrics. The Rock 
and Roll Hall of Fame recently inducted 
the Clash. At the ceremony, Audioslave 
guitarist Tom Morello contended that 
Owhen people take to the streets to sto 
the war, the spirit of the Clash is there. ( 
IsnOt this a bit dramatic? These celebri 
tiesO multi-million dollar revenues hav 
obviously gone to their heads. 

Take Julia Roberts, for example 
Speaking on Bush, she said: OHeOs eri 
barrassing. HeOs not my president. H 
will never be my president. 6 Dissent i 
healthy and debate is productive, but an 
actor should not use her image as the ail- 
American girl-next-door to injure the al- 
ready wounded unity of a nation. 

Refreshingly, some celebrities have 
maintained a bit of perspective. OArt 
ists tend to think their songs are just as 
powerful as guns. 1 donOt believe that i. 
allEProtesting is great, but sometimes 
people question everything but them- 
selves.6 said Wayne Coyne of the Flam 
ing Lips. 

Maybe people are hearing about 
these celebritiesO complaints but areni )t 
actually listening. In a recent USA To 
day poll, 87 percent of people said that 
no celebrity could cause them to change 
See Celebrities, page 4 



HE CAMPUS CHRONICLE STAFF 



Lditor in Chief: Harry Leach 

Assistant Editor: Patricia Mitchell 

Arts and Entertainment Editor: Katie Estler 

Kditorial Page Lditor: Andrea Griffith 

Opinion Editor: Drew Mclntyre 

Creek Kditors: Lmdsey Silva 

Sports Editor: Kenny Graff 

Photographers: Knsia Adkms iV Tiffany Cherry 

Printer: Web Works 
Adviser: Michael Ciaspcny 

Staff members: Angel Ashton. Jaci Cheek. Justin Cobb. Johan Dorfh. Nickie 
Doyal, Janet Francis, Joseph Fritz, Pamela Monte/ Holley, Taylor Humphreys. 
Dennis Kern. QuintOfl Laurence. Kathleen McLean. Brandon Miller. Marv 
Puckett, Hill Piser, Megan Powers. Cathy Roberts. Derek Shealey. Clifford 
Smith. Gena Smith. Joel Stuhbleficld. Blake Williams. Alexis Winning and 
Brandon Wright. 

Phone number for Chronicle office: ( 336) S4 1 4552 

Fax Munber: (336) 841-4513 

The opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the 

perspective of High Point University students, administrators, staff or trustees. 

Signed columns, letters and cartoons solely represent the outlook of their 

authors and creators. Unsigned editorials, appearing on opinion pages, express 

the majority view of the staff. 

Letters policy... 

The Campus Chronicle urges readers to submit letters to the editor 
The salutation should read: To the Lditor. Letters should be typed and 
should not exceed 300 words. They must be signed and include the authorOs 
phone and address for purposes of verification. No letter will be published 
without confirmation of the authorOs identity. Please do not send anonymous 
letters or form letters. 

The staff reserves ihe right to edit letters for length, clarity and grammar, in 
addition to the right to reject a letter based on the judgement of the editors and 
adviser 

Mail your letter to: The Editor, Campus Chronicle, Box 3111, High Point 
University, High Point. NC 27262. Fax vour letter to (336)841-4513. 



To the Lditor: 

In the Jan. 31 issue of the newspa- 
per, the subject of the reinstatement of 
) the draff was brought to our attention in 
Derek ShealeyOs article OPossible draft 
sparks feelings of concern and doubt. () I 
was not surprised by the writerOs opin- 
ion that he is afraid of being drafted. It 
disappoints me that Americans can lack 
loyalty to their own country. The writer 
wrote of the freedoms that Americans 
enjoy. These freedoms are not rights that 
all humans have the enjoyment of ex- 
periencing. Americans in the past have 
had to fight for the freedoms we enjoy 
today, and more people should be will- 
ing to fight tor these freedoms if needed, 
loo many people these days are not will- 
ing to stand up and fight for their coun- 
try as a member of our armed forces. 
Ihe writer feels that his life and future 
will be Ounlairly disrupted. O However, 
if we do not have people willing to fight 



for our country, our lives may be dis- 
rupted again by more deaths as a result 
of terrorist attacks. 

1 have heard people criticize those 
who want to go into the military. 1 am 
proud of all of those who are selfless 
enough and have the will power and 
heart to enter the armed services. It is 
comforting to know those who are not 
afraid of defending their country, the 
place they call home. I am happy to 
know those who have decided that if 
we go to war they will enlist and fight 
for our country and our freedoms that 
we so often take for granted. 

So when we walk outside each day, 
we should thank those who protect our 
country so that we do not have to live 
in constant fear. 

Sincerely, 

Elizabeth Kathvon 



Greeks on campus do not 
hinder individualism 



To the Lditor: 

On Feb. 21,1 read the article OIs 
Individualism dead. '6 by Joel 
Stubblelield. This column claims not 
to be attacking Greek life at High Point 
University, yet 95 percent of the 
articleOs content refers to nothing less 
than Greek life itself. So is Individual- 
ism dead'.' Here is my response to your 
question. 

High Point University has always 
prided itself on its Greek life. Greek 
life extends far beyond the partying. 
Every Greek organization has been in- 
volved in some community organiza- 
tion or fund raisers at one time or an- 
other. Choosing to go Greek does not 
hinder oneOs individualism, it only en- 
courages it! 

Stubblelield states that he is a 
Osouthern. conservative, nationalistic. 
Christian, white male. 6 Now 1 ask my- 
self, is there only one Southerner '.* Is 
there only one conservative? Is there only 
one person who is nationalistic in the en- 
tire United States? Is there only one 
Christian or only one male? The answer 



to all of these questions is no! He 
claims to be an individual, yet he be- 
longs to five separate groups that in- 
stinctively link him with other people. 
Is this being an individual? I think not! 
No one can go through life solely by 
himself. 

Eighty percent of the United Slates 
is in fact Christian. Essentially, being 
Christian is being part of a group, just 
as being Greek is being part of a group. 
On this campus, there are roughly 1 ,5(X) 
students eligible to rush a fraternity or 
sorority. As of right now, there are 
about 340 Greeks. That says that only 
44 percent of High PointOs population 
is Greek. This percentage does not 
compare well to his 80 percent. 

The article stated that Greek life 
at High Point University is about con- 
forming to the Osocial norm. 6 This is 
not true. Greek life is about making 
lifelong friendships and finding your 
niche in HPUOs small society. Just as 
he claimed that being southern, conser- 
See Individualism, page 4 



Clubs are not race specific 



To the Editor: 

In response to Zachary Hartley's 
concerns in the last Campus ( hrxmicle 
on Eeb. 21,1 would like to voice some 
of my thoughts and opinions. When I 
think of organizations on campus and 
off campus. I see their purpose as a ne- 
cessity. Most organizations are out 
there to enlighten people's knowledge, 
to help others and to provide a sense of 
unity and comfort. Looking at our or- 
ganizations on campus, 1 see that many 
do possess these characteristics. 

In defense of "black centric" clubs 
and organizations, as Zachary has called 
them, I want to point out a few things. 
Organizations such as Black Cultural 



Awareness. Genesis. College Demo- 
crats and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
Inc. do no limit themselves. They are 
open to any and everybody who want 
to be a part of something positive and 
productive. These organizations are not 
defined by race or ethnic background. 
They are defined by their will and de- 
sire to help others, and they promote 
good deeds throughout campus and 
community. Yes, more African Ameri- 
cans are driven to these organizations, 
but they are not limited. 

These organizations are great ideas; 
no one has to be left out if they do not 
want to be. It is an individual's fault if 
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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Perspectives on the new Gulf War: 

Chronicle staff and writers sound off on the 
validity of war against Saddam *s regime 



In time of war, support both troops and President 



We are now a nation at war. There 
are hundreds of thousands of our hreth- 
ren and allies in and around Iraq right now, 
fighting to oust a dictator and defend lib- 
erty. Despite the large numbers of sol- 
diers now in 
harmOs way, 
there are 
many in 
America and 
abroad who 
still openly 
and vocally 
oppose the 
war. Largely, 
these dissi- 
dents fall 
into one of a 
few catego- 
ries: those who oppose all war, those who 
oppose America, those who oppose Presi- 
dent Bush and those who oppose this par- 
ticular conflict. Regardless of oneOs mo- 
tivation to be against the war, the time has 
come to put aside petty differences of 
politics and support not only the troops 




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Opinion Editor 



but also their commander-in-chief. 

Those who blatantly oppose all war 
are at best misguided and at worst men- 
tally deficient. I find it difficult to even 
consider this perspective long enough to 
argue against it D but IOII try. First of all, 
who isnOt against war? No one likes it, 
least of all those whose job it is to con- 
duct war. Sadly, many believe that sol- 
diers are aggressive, bloodthirsty men and 
women who revel in combat. In reality, 
most soldiers are as peace-loving as you 
or I, with the exception that they have 
dedicated themselves to serving and de- 
fending our nation. Unfortunate as it is, 
some wars are necessary because some 
things are worth defending. If this is not 
a concept you can grasp, I suggest you 
spend the remainder of your college years 
studying human nature and the evil it is 
capable of. Even during wars as righteous 
and just as World War II, there were those 
at home who were against it. Thankfully, 
those people and their contemporary 
equivalents represent the fringes of our 
society. 



Questions and concerns 
over the implications 
of the new Iraqi conflict 



By Justin Cobb 

Staff Writer 

As coalition forces, led by the 
United States, fight in Iraq, the thoughts 
of all citizens are focused on American 
forces and allied troops. They are the 
ones who are engaging in this pre- 
emptive assault against potential terror- 
ists. They are not the 
ones who took it 
upon themselves to 
enforce United Na- 
tions regulations. 

However, the 
consequences of the 
Bush 
administrationOs 
shift in foreign 
policy should not be 
ignored. The presi- 
dent and his advis- 
ers are engaging in 
a radical shift away from cooperation 
with the rest of the world. Once wedve 
concluded the conflict with Iraq, where 
will our troops head next? North Korea 
is the rational response to that question. 
It has been testing nuclear weapons and 
flaunting them for several months now. 
As President Bush further distances him- 
self and our country from the United Na- 
tions and embraces his pre-emptive doc- 
trine, will the cycle of war ever cease? 

Even now as the United States 
launches cruise missiles in Saddam 



HusseinOs direction, the rest of the worlc 
is divided about our actions. Several 
Arab states have condemned our poli- 
cies. While this result was to be expected, 
traditional allies like France and Ger- 
many have also denounced our conduct. 
The United States has embarked on an 
action for which there is no simple solu- 
tion. What previously was a last resort, 
war, is now a pre- 
emptive measure 
to protect us from 
threats that may or 
may not ever harm 
our citizens or 
those of other 
countries. In the 
case of Iraq, Presi- 
dent Bush cites 10 
years of defiance 
concerning the 
disarmament of 
their weapons of 
mass destruction. He and his staff took 
it upon themselves to terminate this de- 
fiance without a resolution from the Se- 
curity Council. This is all part of the new 
American foreign policy of pre-emptive 
military involvement against the per- 
ceived forces of evil. 

The president and what can only be 
described as the American Propaganda 
Machine have sold this war to the Ameri- 
can people. Selling it to the international 

See Problems, page 6 



OThe President... and 
the American Pro- 
paganda Machine 
have sold this war 
to the American 
people.O 



Those who oppose America, I be- 
lieve, represent a significant number of 
nations whose inaction and selfish ambi- 
tion brought us to this conflict. Certainly 
it is understandable that the United States, 
despite our massive contributions to the 
UN and other inter- 
national organiza- 
tions (notwithstand- 
ing all the assistance 
given to individual 
countries), is the fo- 
cus of a great deal of 
ire. As the worldOs 
only superpower, 
our very affluent 
status alone is 
bound to draw disdain. Add to this ines- 
capable differences of opinion in matters 
of policy, and it is reasonable to think that 
there will always be those who do not 
wish to see America prosper. Internation- 
ally. thatOs fine. As cliche as it may be, 
we really canOt please everyone. Unfor- 
tunately, there are a great many Ameri- 
cans who do not respect their own coun- 

Alternative 
uses of the 
war funds 

By Angel Ashton 
Staff Writer 

For a moment, I feel like being ide- 
alistic and imagining other wars that 
should have been (ought with same ef- 
fort our country is using against Iraq. 

If we had a war against unemploy- 
ment right now, we could at least get many 
of the homeless off the streets and the 
unemployed out of the house and back to 
work. With this campaign, most people 
would have money to feed our sinking 
economy, therefore enriching our state 
budgets and improving our quality of life. 
The people back at work could have the 
comfort of insurance so their families 
could get the healthcare so many of us 
can no longer afford. And the price of 
gas would seem a little less important if 
our pockets were filled. 

If we went to war for education, 
we could teach the children instead of let- 
ting learning be determined by location 
and social status. We would be able to pay 
teachers the money they deserve, giving 
many of them the motivation to care about 
each child that comes into their class- 
rooms. We would be able to build and 
repair schools so overcrowding wouldnOt 
be necessary and kids could learn in a 
comfortable environment. We could put 
new books in the classrooms and com- 
puters in the labs so the children of to- 

See Money, page 6 



OThose who blatantly 
oppose all war are 
at best misguided 
and at worst 
mentally deficient.O 



try. They feel, for a variety of reasons, 
that we are an evil empire that delights in 
bullying the rest of the world. These poor 
souls accept the most outlandish rheto- 
ric, such as the idea that America is just 
after oil and Bush is only trying to finish 
daddyOs job. Mind 
you, most of these 
types will not admit 
to hating their own 
country, but their 
radical views be- 
tray the truth. To 
them, I would sug- 
gest that if you care 
so little for 
America, go some- 
where else. Perhaps Saddam is still tak- 
ing applications for human shields. 

Both internationally and at home, 
there are many whose feelings about this 
war are shaped by their dislike for George 
W. Bush. Their outlook is based on the 
idea that our president is a Ocowboy.O an 

See Support, page 6 



A balanced 
viewpoint 
important 



By Derek Shealey 

Staff Writer 

The war that the United States is 
waging on Iraq is justified as long as its 
being fought for the right reasons. 
These reasons are freedom and an im- 
proved quality of life for the Iraqi citi- 
zens, two objectives that wonOt hi 
achieved as long as Saddam Hussein 
and his regime retain power. That, un- 
fortunately, is the only positive conse- 
quence that I can draw from this entire 
situation of America going to war. 

I believe that this war is flawed, but 
I donOt want to fully condemn or sup 
port it. ItOs important to understand th< 
motives and principles that are held by 
the wards proponents and opponents 
Therefore, IOve decided to present twe 
different views of the war, one labeling 
it as noble and essential, the other side 
as unjust and inhumane. I hope that this 
war leaves minimal casualties on both 
sides and the soldiers return quickly and 
safely to their families. 

The proponents would believe that 
Saddam is a merciless dictator who har- 
bors weapons of mass destruction, mak- 
ing him a menace to the Iraqis and a 
danger to the preservation of global 
peace. Removing Saddam and install- 
ing democracy will make life much bet- 
ter for Iraqis in the long run. The United 

See Perspectives, page 9 



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Friday, March 28, 2003 



Celebrities, continued from pg. 2 



their position on war. 

Not surprisingly, Dennis Miller of- 
fered a humorous assessment of the 
controversial war and some liberalsC 
comparison of Bush to Hitler. OWeOv 
waited so long, of course youOre goinj 
to hear a lot of controversy. (But] if 
youOre in a peace march and the gu) 
next to you has a sign that says OBusr 
is Hitler.O forget the peace thing for ; 
second and beat his ass. This stuff has 
got to stop/) argued Miller. 

Celebrities break no laws by ex- 
pressing their political views, but in do- 
ing so ihey suggest that their views are 
superior because ol their artistic accom- 
plishments. They should realize that 
most of us arenOt listening. American* 
are not sheep, but if we were, we hope 
fully wouldnOt allow such egotistica 
and shallow people to be our shepherds 



Individualism, continued from 
pg. 2 



vative. nationalistic and Christian has 
helped to make him an individual, de- 
ciding to go Greek at HPU has helped 
me become one. 

Granted not every Greek organi- 
zation on this campus gets along with 
one another, but we all share a com- 
mon bond. We are all Greek! I know 
a large number of individuals in ev- 
ery Greek organization on this cam- 
pus. They arc all a great bunch of men 
and women! By being part of a Greek 
organization, their individuaJi.sm is not 
jeopardized. They got involved. Be- 
ing an individual does not mean be- 
ing alone. I encourage everyone on 
this campus to be part of an organiza- 
ion, Greek or not. To answer your ques 
ion, Mr. Stubblefield, individualism i 
tot dead; it is more alive than ever! 



Sincerely, 
Scott Mooney 



Club Concerns, continued from 
pg. 2 



the person feels this way, because the 
person has not taken the initiative to 
pursue and find out more information 
about the organization. 

There should be no confusion 
about organizations getting recognition 
for the positive things that they partici- 
pate in. That is what all of these orga- 
nizations are about. These organiza- 
tions work really hard on and off cam- 
pus trying to reach out to the students 
and the community. True recognition 
is seeing more organizations coming 
together to work positively, putting 
aside race, gender and background. 

Sincerely, 
Tiffany Cherry 



True beauty and meaning found 
within our natural environment 




Staff Writer 



Gas to get to New York, $60. Food 
on the way up. $20. Viewing the beauty 
of nature from a Honda Civic, $l()--but 
wait shouldnOt that be priceless'' 

Over Spring Brciik. I look a road trip 
with two 

friends to 
Pennsylvania 
and New York. 
On the way up. 
we saw the sign 
lor the natural 
bridge in Vir- 
ginia. Excited 
because we had 
no set plan, wc 
decided to stop, 
thinking it 
would be free to view a piece of GodOs 
creation. We entered the enormous mu- 
seum/gift shop and followed Ihe sign that 
said O'fickcts.O A lady asked it she could 
help us. and I asked if we could get tick- 
ets to see the bridge. She said 6$ 10. 
please. C) Wc all gasped. She then asked if 
we were students and negotiated with us, 
saying we could get a $5 discount. 1 then 
asked her why it costs money to see na- 
ture. She bluntly replied, OBecause this is 
privately owned. It was owned by Tho- 
mas Jefferson and has been passed down 
to different private owners since. O 

Now, granted it may be a little bit 
pricey to maintain this natural bridge. 1 
would understand if it cost $2 or $3 a per- 
son. But $10! All three of us looked 
around at the massive gift shop and came 
to the conclusion that all that money 
wasnOt being used to maintain natural 
beauty. 



After a unanimous decision not to 
spend $5, we walked outside to see if we 
could simply catch a view of the natural 
bridge. But with the gift shop covering 
one side and the wax museum the other, 
there was no nature to be seen. 

This inclined me to find out just how 
many natural things cost money to see. 
Ihe Grand Canyon has more than live 
million people v isiting it every year. And 
out of those five million, all ol them can 
see it lor tree. Of course, if they want to 
lake a guided tour, they have to pay. and 
il also costs S20 pel car I for one week) to 
enter Yellowstone National Park. How- 
ever, this national park includes 2.2 mil- 
lion acres of things to do, including ski- 
ing, white- water raft- 
ing, bicycling, view- 



v 

O... nature has a way 
of opening my 
eyes to see the 
truths IOve never 
seen beforc.O 



ing 250 active gey- 
sers, trails lor walk- 
ing, as well as camp- 
ing facilities 

for all the 
Yellowstone has to 
maintain, $20 sounds 
like a fair deal. But 
$10 for less than an 
hour in place that 

only has to maintain one thing sounds a 
bit wacky tome. 

Places such as the Niagara Falls and 
Mount Everest, Victoria Falls and the 
Paricutin Volcano in Mexico cost noth- 
ing to view, yet the natural bridge does. 
Maybe this is the insignificant rambling 
of an extremely cheap college student, but 
why should nature cost anything to see? 

Nature has become so unordinary 
that one must be on vacation or a tourist less nature really is. 



to actually view creation. Mini malls, 
housing developments and business build- 
ings have replaced green fields, forests, 
streams-nature. We pave paradise every- 
day to put up a parking lot or a Food Lion 
or condominiums. Are we so scared of na- 
ture'' Or are we scared of what nature re- 
veals within us'.' 

Whenever I go camping or even just 
hiking tor the day, nature has a way of 
opening my eves to see the truths IOve 
never seen before because of the business 
of my schedule. So we justify viewing na- 
ture as if we were watching a movie. We 
pay for it as wc would entertainment. OOh. 
yeah, it cost me $5 to see a natural bridge. 
1 could have just seen the new box office- 
hit for that much. 6 
Rather than sur- 
rounding ourselves 
with nature, we con- 
struct our lives 
around it for our 
convenience. If it is 
easier to cut this tree 
down than to build 
around it, well, there 
is one more log to 
put on the fire. We 
let convenience have power over nature, 
undermining the effects nature has to the 
soul. 

Leonardo DaVinci said, OHuman 
subtlety will never devise an invention 
more beautiful, more simple or more di- 
rect than does Nature, because in her in- 
ventions, nothing is lacking and nothing 
is superfluous. 6 

If only we would learn how price- 



Confederate Flag a symbol of history 
to some, reminds others of oppression 



By Clifford Smith 
Staff Writer 

Sitting in the cafeteria one day, I 
overheard a conversation concerning the 
Confederate Hag and I was very appalled 
and saddened that someone could sit and 
defend the Confederate flag even though 
the person knew what it stood for. 
Though I wanted to jump into the con- 
versation and state my own views re- 
garding this situation, I sat back and took 
in everything the person had to say. Now 
itOs time for my opinion to be known. 

One thing that has been a shock for 
me, since coming from southwestern 
Ohio, is the numerous Confederate flags 
that are out on display and the willing- 
ness for people to wear a shirt or hat with 
the Confederate flag on it. This is not an 
image that I am accustomed to seeing. I 
could never imagine anyone ever wear- 
ing or displaying a Confederate flag in 
my town. This is unheard of and I can 
only think once in my entire life of liv- 
ing in the North of seeing a Confederate 
flag. It happened one day when I was in 
the seventh grade. A fellow classmate 
decided to wear a jacket that had a Con- 
federate Hag on the back of it. My class- 
mate was picked on and ridiculed for dis- 
playing such a demeaning symbol. He 
ended up throwing the jacket away by 
the end of the day because Caucasian and 
African-American students were getting 



on his case for wearing it. My classmates 
thought this symbol was very disrespect- 
ful and could not believe that another 
classmate would have the audacity to 
wear an image like this. 

I know the Confederate flag is a way 
lor some to say that they are keeping in 
touch with their heritage, but you have to 
remember what the Confederacy stood for 
and why most African- Americans find it 
offensive. The Confederacy was pro-sla- 
very. Most Southerners did not believe 
that African-Americans should be given 
the same rights as 
Caucasians and 
viewed African- 
Americans as the 
lesser human be- 
ings. The Confed- 
eracy did not be- 
lieve in equal rights 
for all human be- 
ings. 

Slavery was a horrendous experience 
for African-Americans. They were 
beaten, separated from their families and 
unfairly obligated to work for a usually 
Caucasian owner. African-Americans 
went through an enormous amount of suf- 
fering over the years they were held as 
slaves. Can you imagine how it must have 
felt being separated from your mother and 
father against your own will? I know a 
lot of people could never fathom this idea. 
This is something many African-Ameri- 



O...to see someone wear or 
display a symbol that is 
degrading to my people 
is frustrating and heart- 
breaking.O 



cans had to endure. Also, they had to 
work long hours in the fields without 
being given proper nourishment, and if 
they ever disobeyed their Omaster,0 the 
were more than likely beaten. Can you 
imagine what kind of effect this would 
have on a person'.' To be beaten and sepa- 
rated from your family is a life-altering 
situation that is something that will al- 
ways haunt your memories. This is what 
my ancestors had to go through, and to 
see someone wear or display a symbol 
that is degrading to my people is frus- 
trating and heart- 
breaking. 

I ask that you 
remember what 
the Confederacy 
stood for and how 
poorly African- 
Americans were 
treated. I know 



that the Confederacy is a lot of South 
ernersO heritage, but remember the Unioi 
defeated the Rebels in the Civil War, and 
the Confederacy is history. Americans 
need to stop wearing or displaying their 
Confederate flags. I donOt think anyon< 
would be happy with someone display- 
ing a Nazi emblem or Iraqi Hag. I am 
not saying that you cannot have respect 
for your ancestors, but I am asking you 
to remember that the ways you may show 
your respect for your heritage can some- 
times be demeaning to others. 



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OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 



Lack of activism on campus a source of concern 



By Bill Piser 

Staff Writer 

Recently in my Civil Liberties 
course, we discussed what is known as 
the Oclear and present dangerO exception 
to the First AmendmentOs guarantee of 
free speech. This exception, in short, 
means that speech, whether written or 
spoken, must not incite an audience to 
commit actions that would pose an im- 
mediate and real threat to the safety and 
stability of the public. Acommonly cited 
instance of this rule is exemplified in 
shouting OfireO in a crowded theater, but 
it also extends to speeches and literature 
that promote similar immediate and dan- 
gerous reactions. 

During this class discussion, I 
couldnOt help but ponder how little we 
High Point students actually exercise our 
First Amendment right in making our 
voices heard on our campus, let alone to 
our government. The Civil Liberties text, 
in addition to featuring Supreme Court 
cases, showcased protesters who held re- 
pugnant views and desired to spread their 
backward thinking to those around them. 
These racists and anarchists had strong 
convictions and sought to influence oth- 
ers through their activism. I certainly 



despise their views, but I do recognize and 
can relate to the desire to voice an opin- 
ion. I believe that our campus needs a 
similar spirit of protest to bring about 
positive changes to the university atmo- 
sphere and to encour- 
age the exchange of 
ideas, a healthy by- 
product of the First 
Amendment. 

Not one person 
who lives in campus 
housing or eats in the 
cafeteria or makes in- 
creasingly large tu- 
ition payments can say 
that this campus is 
perfect. For me. there 
are aspects of my day-to-day life here that 
simply annoy and disturb me. Yet, de- 
spite all the faults of our school, seldom 
is a voice of protest raised. We are con- 
tent to sit around and complain rather than 
to take action and make our opinions no- 
ticed. 

On a recent Spring Break trip to vari- 
ous Washington DC. universities, I was 
amazed at how each campus was wallpa- 
pered with fliers that protested the Iraq 
situation and called for demonstrations 
and other actions. This is evidence of a 



v 

OUnfortunately, 
High Point Uni- 
versity students 
are content with 
the status quo.O 



spirit of activism that our campus disap- 
pointingly lacks. True, we are not located 
in our nationOs capital, but there still ex- 
ist issues to be debated and battles to be 
fought. Unfortunately, High Point Uni- 
versity students are 
content with the sta- 
tus quo. By sitting 
around and doing 
nothing, we essen- 
tially tell the admin- 
istration that we are 
pleased with their 
continuous tuition in- 
creases, that we are 
satisfied with manda- 
tory, overpriced meal 
plans and that we ap- 
prove of the limited hours of the library, 
computer labs and exercise facilities. 

Even beyond those who desire re- 
forms, there are countless other voices 
on this campus that are not adequately 
represented. Forexample. those with lib- 
eral points of view at High Point, despite 
being a small minority relative to con- 
servatives, still have valuable input lhat 
is vital to the academic and political en- 
vironment on campus. I think it is very 
important to hear both sides of the story. 
In fact, this concept of the circulation and 



availability of ideas lies at the very foun- 
dation of the First Amendment. As stu- 
dents, we have come here to expand our 
minds and broaden our limited world- 
views, attempting to discover what life 
holds for each of us. How can we come 
to such an understanding unless we rec- 
ognize and understand the various ideas 
and opinions that exist? We are clearly 
doing ourselves a disservice by remain- 
ing quiet in the political realm. 

I would hate to beheve that a lack of 
convictions is the source of our campusOi 
silence. Powerful civil rights and anti- 
war protests characterized the genera- 
tions that have preceded us, yet today we 
present ourselves as a body of students 
who lack passion and resolve. ItOs tim« 
we stand up for what we believe, whether 
it be through written or spoken words, 
demonstrations, petitions or other mea- 
sures. 

One way or another, the students of 
High Point University must compel and 
incite one another to challenge our 
schoolOs biggest problem—passivity. IOi i 
not asking for maniacal protests that 
could promote a Oclear and present dan 
gerO on this campus, but as students aix 
citizens we must at least threaten the sta 
tus quo by taking action. 



Real friends the greatest 
source of stress relief 



-n^tli 



It has been a long time since we 
walked into High Point on Aug. 21 for 
the new semester to begin. WeOve gone 
through tests, quizzes, papers and presen- 
tations. WeOve been through midterms, 

fall break, 
spring break 
and final ex- 
ams. WeOve 
been through 
a lot in a short 
amount of 
time, which 
can amount to 
a lot of stress 
But one thing 
we can al- 
ways count on 
is our friends. 




Kathleen 
^McLean^ 



Staff Writer 



College brings a lot of stress on ev- 
eryone involved, including the teachers. 
WeOre all trying to get our work done and 
still have a little fun along the way. How- 
ever, itOs not unusual for us to fall behind 
a day or two or maybe even a week. We 
miss a deadline on a thesis or a home- 
work assignment and unfortunately be- 
gin a vicious cycle of catching up and 
falling behind. 

The stress starts out small, and you 
pay little or no attention to it. You put 
that calculus homework off for another 
day or plan to write your English paper 
later in the day. But then other things 
start to pop up, not all of them school re- 
lated, and they start to build until they 
are one giant stack of building blocks just 
waiting for one more to topple the pile. 

I consider myself an average college 
student. I spend a lot of time studying, 
but I also take time to have fun like go- 
ing to the movies or the mall as a study 
break. But itOs never that simple. I some- 
times have to go several days straight of 
studying so that I can keep up with my 
classes and not stress out too much. I have 



my own little system of getting by like 
saying OBy 10 a.m. tomorrow my test will 
be over, and I donOt have to worry about 
it anymore. O However, there have been 
times when I had more than one test or 
due date or obligation to fulfill. 

IOm sure IOm not alone when I say 
that I have been overwhelmed. I have 
been crushed by not only a combination 
of papers, but little social crises like break- 
ups and verbal arguments that just add to 
the heap of stress IOm already attempting 
to handle. Although I have ways to calm 
myself like Gensei-Ryu karate and read- 
ing, they donOt always help me cope with 
my problems. 

The best cure for any type of stress 
is finishing what needs to be done, but 
the only way to get to that point is by tak- 
ing advantage of a valuable resource, 
friends. I have a large group of friendships 
with people with varying backgrounds 
and interests. I have my roommate who 
usually takes the stresses of relationships 
and boys off my back. I have my best 
friend who is almost like my twin in that 
we share the same interests and I have an 
on-campus big brother who teases me just 
to make me smile. I also have a couple 
CS major friends who I can count on, as 
well as my Ogirls.O I have memories of 
when I was studying for an exam and they 
invited me to watch movies with them last 
fall. And although IOm not as close to all 
of them as I would like, I know that if I 
ever need help. I can count on all of them 
to make me smile. 

College is a stressful environment, 
and we canOt make it through alone. Our 
friends are there to be the shoulder to cry 
on, ear to listen to or the arms to hug us. 
They will always be there for us, no mat- 
ter how much time we hang out, and I 
hope all of my friends know that I will 
always be there for them. 



The challenge of finding 
one's value in college 



tents of your wallet. YouOre not youi 
(expletive deleted] khakis.6 Self-worth 
certainly isnOt found at the bottom of an) 
bottle or in a net of any soccer goal or 
basketball hoop. ItOs relative to each in 
dividual and as such is difficult to define 
as any one thing. A complete definition 
would be too ambiguous for any valu- 
able application. 

Yet I have one piece of advice. DonO 
let your friends tell you what youOn 
worth. In fact, perhaps we should all con- 
sider our friends. Why do we hang-out 
with them? IOm not saying everyont 
should dump his acquaintances and adopt 
a 6go it aloneO at 
titude. Then 
again, if some- 
one canOt maki 
space for you to 
be a part of his 
life, why should 
you struggle so 
mightily to gain 
his approval, 
perhaps making 
yourself worthy 
of occupying a 
larger amount of 
his time. Retain 
the niceties of politeness, but end the 
battle for time; lifeOs just to short to wash 
efforts with someone who wonOt recip 
rocate them. 

I canOt tell you where to find self 
worth exactly. My self-worth derives 
principally from my Christian walk and 
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 
Only you can decide where to find yours. 
Remember, self-worth shouldnOt comi 
I can tell you what doesnOt (or shouldnOt) from what you have, how much you can 
determine your value. As Tyler Durden drink or what you can do. ItOs your char 
(Brad Pitt) says in OFight Club.6 OYouOreacter; itOs what makes you who you are 
not your job. YouOre not how much As H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, OOui 
money you have in the bank. YouOre not character is what we do when we think 
the car you drive. YouOre not the con- no one is looking.6 



By Joel Stubblefleld 

Staff Writer 

As the clock turned past I a.m., I 
found myself in one of those conversa- 
tions about life that you never quite 
know how it started or how it will end, 
but you certainly enjoy through and 
through. Several issues were discussed, 
most of which will not be disclosed; 
however, self-worth is one topic that was 
raised and surely bears a second look. 

Many of you remember that my last 
article regarded individualism, and this 
certainly isnOt meant as a follow-up of 
sorts, rather a 
deeper look into 
where many of 
us gain our 
worth. WeOve 
all heard those 
people who say, 
OCollege is a 
place for finding 
yourself.O Until 
recently I dis- 
missed such gar- 
bage as the ver- 
bal discharge of 
those who 

longed for bygone years, wishing for a 
chance to do things all over again and 
correct all regrets. Then it hit me: 
Maybe college really is a place for de- 
termining who you are, what values are 
key to your person and what aspects of 
your personality need work. 

I would be a hypocrite to tell you 
that I know exactly where each person 
derives his or her self-worth. However, 



OMaybe college really is a 
place for determining 
who you are, what val- 
ues are key to your per- 
son and what aspects of 
your personality need 
work. 6 



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OPINION 



Friday, March 28, 2003 



A whimsical stroll through the real city 



By Brandon Wright 

Stuff Writer 

I awoke on Saturday, March 15 as 
a man with two missions. Mission one 
was that I go get u key made somewhere 
in High Point, so I could stop climbing 
in the window to my house. The other 
was to cash in my change jar anywhere 
I possibly could because I am a poor 
college student. These doesnOt seem 
like such tall tasks, but I have no car. it 
was still early, and I had no idea where- 
to do these things in High Point. So I 
hopped up, took a shower and I was on 
mv .■ I had no idea what type of 

journey was ahead, but ! vas ready lor 
anything. 

I walked to Main Street and took a 
left. 1 walked until I came to a hard- 
ware store. I walked up to the door only 

id that i! had closed 1 5 minutes be 
! • it. Soon 1 wa 

.ills 



time, so I was pumped up for some pizza. 
So I walked to a pizza place It was far, 
but it was worth it. At least I thought it 
was. 

I went in there dying tor a slice. I 
checked out the menu, but it contained 
no prices tor slices. I asked the waitress 
how much slices were She said, OWe 
donOt sell slices, but you can buy a IOC) 
pizza lor $6.50.6 Knowing exactly how 
poor and hungry I was. I said. ONo. well. 
I donOt need a whole pi/./.a I just need a 
slice. () She said, OWell. ummm. we have 
a 1 0() for $6.50, but we donOt sell slices. () 
I was boiling inside. What pizza place 
iloesnOi sell slices ' 1 was irked, so I went 
through the same routine with her one 
more time to no avail. I walked out ex- 
tremely frustrated and still hungry. 

So I was out of the restaurant tor 
about a minute when I ran into a friend 
ot mine. Well, he thought we were 
I'riem t th >ught lie was 

Some random guy walked up to me 



shook my hand. He acted as if we were 
friends, and I decided to play along. 
Then he asked me if I was still going to 
church. I said. OYeah.C) Then he scared 
me. CXiood, you go to church. Stay close 
to God. ThereOs temptation in the streets. 
Slav close to CJod. The Devil is in the 
streets .6 That was my cue to get the 
out of there. What a nut! So I just 
backed away slowly and continued on 
my way. 

I was still hungry. After I found 
out that Knspy Kreme is the only donut 
shop in the universe that doesnOt sell 
cream cheese bagels. I went to TomOs 
Place lor a bagel and a col tee. TomOs 
must be the only establishment in High 
Point that doesnOt have something ri- 
diculous for me to complain about. It 
u as 'n m >d coffee alter I added about eight 
sugar packets, and the bagel was good 
So I maxed and relaxi tl ..ml I found out 
that Winn I '; keys and has a 

Coinstat Finally, I was close to the 



promised land. 

So I walked to Winn Dixie and took 
care of business without a hitch. Then I 
found some cool woods to walk through, 
but I almost fell because my friend Zach 
called while I was trying to be the Croc 
Hunter of High Point. I almost fell into 
a stream of water that looked suspi- 
ciously yellow. So I took that as a sign 
to get out of the woods and get to cam- 
pus. 1 walked along College Drive, ad- 
miring the abundance of trash on the side 
of the road, and the Millis Apartments 
were where my journey ended. 

High Point is a strange place. It(> 
not the nicest place to have a college cam 
pus. ItOs also probably the most incon 
venient city in the United States. But 
thatOs OK. I still love this place. In thret 
hours on Saturday, I came to love all the 
little things High Point has to offer: pizza 
with no slices, a donut shop with no ba- 
gels, roadsides covered in waste and i 
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Reaction to the war in the Persian Gulf 



Problems, continued from page 3 



community proved more difficult. As 
members of the global community failed 
to go along with the will ot America, our 
attempts at diplomacy became increas- 
ingly hard-line. All of this led to the 
presidentOs ultimatum that Saddam 
Hussein and his sons leave Iraq within 4X 
hours. When they tailed to do so, the of- 
fensive began. 

The war is not expected to take long. 
If history is any indication, it should be 
briet and we should emerge victorious. 
As with all wars, however, there are no 
certainties. There is also the previously 
mentioned question of where will we 
strike next. The ramifications of this con- 
flict may be felt in the form of a rift be- 
tween the United States and members of 



the United Nations. How will the world 
view any future military actions? 

BushOs policies are in stark contrast 
to the Republican presidential candidate 
who said we needed a OhumbleO approach 
in dealing with the rest of the world. He 
has since turned his back on this policy, 
neglecting the sentiment of several world 
powers and building his own coalition to 
annihilate Saddam HusseinOs dictatorship. 
There is no question that Hussein is evil, 
but there is doubt among the rest of the 
world about his involvement with the al 
Oaeda terrorist network. Hearing the 
president or any of his advisers speak 
would lead you to believe that there is a 
clear connection. Members of the United 
Nations werenOt convinced, nor was 



former Vice-President Al Gore. Had the 
United States built its case in large detail 
and presented it to the U.N. in a timely 
fashion, there might not have been as 
many divisions as there are now. Keep- 
ing up diplomatic pressures and increas- 
ing the power of the arms inspectors may 
have been one way to hold Saddam in 
check until a resolution could be passed. 
Instead, the president bullied foreign na- 
tions into an alliance and divided a once 
strong union of foreign countries. 

With this said, the United States is 
at war and to seek remedies in the past is 
a frivolous venture. The pieces are now 
going to fall where they may. Through it 
all, the men and women serving our coun- 
try deserve our respect and our empathy. 



Wait until our soldiers are home to criticize their fight 

Support, continued from page ^ 



ignorant and violent rogue who is not to 
be trusted or respected. A lot of this can 
be chalked up to media bias and the fact 
that 6w6 truly is not a great diplomat. 
So, internationally, people have their rea- 
sons for not supporting Bush and, as they 
are under no obligation to do so, again 
this is fine. Americans who do not sup- 
port Bush at this time, however, are 
largely doing so based on political dif- 
ferences. Partisan politics are fine, but 
in the time of war citizens should sup- 
port the president and his decisions. 
There are some, like Senator Tom 
Daschle, who seek to walk a fine line 
and support the troops while still criti- 
cizing the president. I feel this criticism 
is appropriate until the first shot is tired. 
To criticize the commander-in-chief in 
time of war is to criticize not only his 
policy but also the instruments of that 
policy. To separate the two constitutes a 
desperate attempt on the part of a politi- 
cian to reconcile his desire to keep vot- 
ers happy while still acting against his 
political opponent. Such separation on 
the part of a regular citizen represents a 
similar and equally improper copout. 



The time for criticism has passed, but will 
come again. After the conflict has ended, 
the success or failure of the mission will 
be evident, and it will be then be appro- 
priate to question the president and return 
to politics as usual. I must also stress, in 
remembrance of past conflicts, that never 
will it be acceptable to criticize the ac- 
tions of the soldiers who take part in this 
war. 

Finally, there are those with a deep 
understanding of the various issues sur- 
rounding this war that do oppose it. There 
is no doubt that the current war is the re- 
sult of a wide array of factors, and thus it 
is the responsibility of every American, 
regardless of what side you have taken, 
to be informed. The question of whether 
we should have gone to war could be in- 
telligently debated on both sides. It is no 
longer a question, however. Though I 
respect those Americans who are against 
the war D as long as their conviction is 
not based on ignorance, bias or agenda - 
they, too, are obligated to support the 
president at this time. 

I would like to exhort my readers not 
to focus on whether our nation should be 



at war with Iraq. The question now is if 
you will support those who are risking 
their lives to protect both your freedom 
and that of the free world. How can we 
support our troops? It seems difficult; 
if the 24-hour-a-day news coverage is 
any indicator, we are truly desperate to 
understand what is going on. Pray for 
all those involved, both soldiers and ci- 
vilians, and for a quick end to the con- 
flict. Send a note or care package to let 
our troops know you care. If you have a 
free minute, go to 

www.defendamerica.mil and you can 
sign a short thank-you note to all the 
soldiers. 

Perhaps the most important way we 
can support our troops is by not being 
indifferent to their situation. Watch the 
news; watch events for yourself. You 
show respect for these young men and 
women every time you show concern for 
their well-being. Posterity will judge 
aplenty the right and wrong of this con- 
flict, but the seriousness of the present 
state of our nation dictates that we un 
flinchingly support our president and our 
soldiers. 



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money set 
aside for the 
war effort 

Money, continued from 
page 3 



morrow would never have to wait in line 
to learn something. We could also take 
the time to teach the kids about dangers 
of stereotyping, so ignorance would be 
slowly squeezed out of society and many 
kids could get a sense of self- worth. Do- 
ing all of those things would help stop 
school violence and drop-outs; a higher 
percentage of high school students 
would come out of school feeling that 
they could make their dreams reality 
instead of feeling like their futures are 
already fading moments in time. 

If we took time to go into combat 
against the flaws in our society, we might 
not win the war, but we could win many 
battles. If only we would choose our 
leaders wisely and support them by vot- 
ing, we could have more people in out 
government caring about our needs and 
not their pockets. If we would have re- 
spect for our neighbors, our neighbor 
hoods would be friendlier. If we could 
gam understanding of other cultures, we 
could embrace our racial and cultural 
differences and accept that we arenOt a| 
that different from one another. 

If we would spend more time lis- 
tening and less talking, we would have 
a better understanding of the world 
around us and not be so aware of HfeO 
annoyances. Then we would have a 
moment to take a deep breath and in- 
hale the beauty of life. 



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NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 



Remember that birds are vulnerable creatures 



By Nickie Doval 
Staff Writer 

There is an old adage that says. 
OYou donOt know what you have until 
you lose it.O 

During a March 18 cultural enrich- 
ment event. Mrs. Libby Martinson, bird 
expert and wife of President Jacob C. 
Martinson, told a group of students 
about waking up to a strange silence in 
a small northern England town in the 
1990s 

OThere were no birdsongs at all.O 
she said. OI mentioned this to people at 
a local town meeting and they re- 
sponded. OWe did see a woodpecker a 
lew days ago and we havenOt seen one 
of those in 10 years around here.OO 

The town was experiencing the ef- 
fects of the explosion of the Chernobyl 
nuclear power plant that had taken place 
a thousand miles away and years be- 
fore in Russia. The local bird popula- 
tion in the small English town was still 
decimated. Martinson said. OThe birds 
had either all left the climate or were 
killed. They simply were not there any 



more.O 

Martinson talked of the dangers to 
our own bird population. She said. 01b- 
day there are great threats of toxins, de- 
struction of bird habitats and the west Nile 
virus which is beginning to kill out the 
birds. We cannot take for granted that we 
have birds here. 6 She continued. OThey 
have a rare and unique intelligence, but it 
is very difficult tor creatures so small and 
vulnerable to know w here then next meal 
will come from. They wonOt last unless 
we support them 6 

MartinsonOs love tor birds started as 
a 10-year-old when she was asked by a 
neighbor to count the migrating warblers 
or songbirds on his ranch tor one sum- 
mer. To do this required Martinson to sit 
high in a tree. This was no problem as 
Martmson(X favorite spot on Saturday 
afternoons had been perched in a branch 
of a mimosa tree while reading books. It 
was witnessing this dual love of trees 
and reading that caused the neighbor to 
realize that Martinson would be able to 
accomplish the task of counting the birds. 
And so armed w ith a copy of ( )Pcterson( K 
Guide to BirdsO and a pair of binoculars. 



SEA fights to protect nature 



By Ciena Smith 

Spokeswoman jar SEA 

This spring, the buzzing on campus 
has been done by chamsaws. not bees. 
A rustic man chops down one of the last 
survivors of the tree massacre. Squirrels 
bustle to and fro trying to figure out what 
happened to their homes. The cold w md 
blows another gust of pollution from the 
bulldozers; orange police-like tape sur- 
rounds the war /one. Limbs are lying 
everywhere, and death is in the air. This 
is the scene the Students for Environ- 
mental Awareness encountered as we 
\ icwed the future site of the new furni- 
ture building. 

After ruling out chaining ourselves 
to what was left of the trees (due to lack 
of funds for handcuffs), we decided to 
do some research. We wanted to find out 
what was being done to replenish the 
natural beauty and habitat being relin- 
quished by the construction. 

In a meeting with Dr. Don 
Scarborough, vice president tor exter- 
nal relations, we realized just how na- 
ture-oriented the administration is. De- 
spite the many tree deaths over the past 
six years due to construction, the uni- 
versity has planted roughly 45 trees and 
75 shrubs. Also, the plan tor Norton Hall 
does not solely include brick and steel, 
but bushes and trees as well to com- 
plement a proposed memorial garden 
between it and the Chapel 

Within the memorial garden will be 
a fountain, to be funded by SGA. and 
an arboretum section that will be home 
lo many different types of flowers and 
shrubs. OThe garden. () according to ad- 
ministrators. Owill serve as a buffer be- 
tween the two buildings, an outdoor 
gathering site tor students and other 
groups and a place tor personal prayer 
and reflection.O 

Along with the memorial garden, 
the landscape of Norton Hall will in- 
clude many types of trees significant to 
the furniture industry. The assortment of 
trees will include white pine, walnut, 
poplar, ash. maple, cherry, sycamore, 
birch, oak and beech. This landscape 
will serve as a fitting tribute to the fur- 
niture industry for which the building is 
being built. 

Administrators state, OThis project 
w as originally planned for the woodland 



area bet w ecu the Slane ( enter and ( ooke 
Hall. Moving the project to the West 
College Street site protected this area 
from construction. This affirms the 
SEA-sponsored resolution to protect the 
greenspace between West College and 
College Drive from development which 
was unanimously passed last spring in 
SGA. 

Other projects to protect the natural 
habitat include those sponsored by the 
University Tree Committee, which is re- 
sponsible for all Arbor Day plantings. 
This committee is currently working w ith 
the North Carolina Co-operative Exten- 
sion Service, which takes displaced trees 
in Forsyth Count) and replants them. The 
stated purpose of the plant-rescue effort 
is. OtO identify plants of significance that 
would otherwise be destroyed and relo- 
cate them to a habitat suitable tor their 
survival .0 

The designated place tor replanting 
trees on campus is the grove of pines be- 
side Millis Center Due to the extensive 
ice storms this year, mans of those pine 
trees have been damaged. And although 
this may not restore all destruction done 
to the pine trees, it is a positive effort lo 
rebuild the natural habitat of our cam- 
pus. 

So. we are angered to see more trees 
cut down and wildlife scatter, and con- 
struction is always something we will 
battle. So if you like handcuffing your- 
self to things, there are plenty ol other 
construction sites out there Vet. there are 
still serious questions to ponder. 

In this rapidly changing world, will 
nalureOs beauty remain constant .'Can we 
continue to bulldoze our way over land- 
scapes, mountains and streams in the 
name of economic progress .' As tor the 
students for Environmental Awareness. 
we will remember the words of William 
Wordsworth in his poem. OTintern Ab- 
bey O: 

OThere fore am I still/ A lover of the 
meadows and the woods/ And moun- 
tains, and of all that we behold/ from 
this green earth; of all the mighty world/ 
Of eye. and ear. - both what they half 
create/And what perceive; well pleased 
to recogni/e/ln nature and the language 
of the sense/ The anchor of my purest 
thoughts, the nurse/ The guide, the guard 
ianof my heart, and soul/ Of all my moral 
being. 6 



Martinson said. Ol saw so many beautiful 
birds that day that I was hooked. O 

This love continued when 
MartinsonOs family moved to Lake 
Junaluska in the Sinokey Mountains of 
North Carolina. The tow n centers around 
a 250-acre lake and is a summer resort 
area. 

Oln the early autumn, we couldnOt 
wait for the summer tourists to go home.O 
she said. OOnce the) left, we had this 
whole lake to ourselves and on a Satur- 
day morning at 6 or 7 m October, one of 
my greatest pleasures was to take HI) 
kayak and watch the migratory waterfowl 
coming in from the outer reaches ot 
Canada to land on this lake.O Martinson 
learned the buds are possessive of their 
property. She said. OThere is a group of 
ducks that stayed around all year, and they 
were called the locals. The migrating 
birds did not want to be anywhere near 
the locals because they are very territory - 
minded and they would attack the migra- 
tors birds. o 

MartinsonOs hobby continues now as 
she cares for many songbirds that are 
known as Backyard birds. OThey are the 
kind of buds that come to your backyard 
feeder. Martinson said that some ot these 
buds can become tame enough to eat out 



of your hand. 

To someone just starting out as a 
birder. Martinson offered this advice: Ol 
would say have some sense of curios- 
ity, and as you see something hopping 
from one area to another try to identity 
it.O For those that also enjoy boating, 
hiking and walking, she said bird-watch- 
ing Owill add a great deal of pleasure to 
your activity. ( > 

Mere at the university Martinson 
said. OWe are truly interested in resioi 
ing the habitat tor birds. We do plant 
up lo one or more trees tor every tree 
that needs to be taken down. The furni- 
ture industry has taken an interest also 
and will be planting trees that will at- 
tract birds and butterflies. () 

Martinson encouraged the audience 
Oto remember the vulnerability of these 
small creatures. () She said. OThe better 
you get to know birds, you will see that 
every little bird has their own unique 
personalit) and you will be among 65 
million Americans who are birders foi 
a hobby. O 

On her love for birds, Martinson re 
fleeted. ( )l am privileged to have a hobbv 
which has developed over the years and 
will accompany me for the rest of my 
life.6 



Crawford provides White House 
insight on Iraqi situation 



By Blake Williams 

Sniff Writer 

The United States and Iraq had been 
playing a game of chess for years. The 
game has escalated into a war stemming 
from the Bush administrationOs belief 
that Iraq possesses weapons of mass de- 
struction. If so. where are these weap- 
ons hidden'.' Does Iraq have ties to the 
A I Qacda'.' 

Some may wonder if AmericaOs ide- 
als and power will be victorious over 
Iraq, which has been labeled part of an 
6 Ax is of EvilO along with North Korea 
and Iran. Despite the many news reports 
and political speeches aimed at answer- 
ing these questions, some people do not 
know how all this happened. How and 
why did Iraq become such a problem.' 
Were relations b e tween the United States 
and Iraq always tense'.' 

Dr. A. Berry Crawford is able to 
provide some insight on the issue of the 
United StatesO long and complicated his- 
tory with Iraq. Craw ford is an ethics pro- 
fessor here, but he once held a position 
as an adviser to former President Jimmy 
Carter. The four years he spent as one 



Persian Gulf. By seizing the oil. IraqO 
dictator leader Saddam Hussein would 
gain the necessary power to control the 
banks of the Shatt al-OArab river. 

What many Americans do not know 
is that the United States backed Hussein 
and the Iraqis. OWe helped Iraq with tht 
war,6 Crawford said. OWe gave then 
intelligence; we gave them technology. 
We played a contributing factor.6 he con- 
tinued. 

One year before the Iran/Iraq con- 
flict began, 52 Americans were taken 
hostage by ihe Iranian government 
President Carter attempted to apply eco- 
nomic pressure on the Iranians by halt- 
ing oil imports from Iran and freezing 
Iranian assets in the United States. He 
also tried several diplomatic proposals 
designed to tree the hostages. However, 
these all failed. In the end. Carter was 
unable to rescue the hostages. By not 
freeing the hostages, Carter lost his 
chance to be reelected. Throughout the 
ordeal, Crawford remained a great opti- 
mist. OI was one of those diehards who 
thought Carter would be reelected, O 
Crawford said. 

According to Crawford, the hostage 



of Cartel Os advisers were Oawhirlwind.O situation played a significant role in 



Crawford stated. 

A whirlwind may even be an under- 
statement. Ihe Carter administration 
had difficulties with Congress, domes- 
tic affairs and foreign affairs. One of 
CarterOs most problematic dilemmas was 
the war between Iran and Iraq. 

The conflict between Iran and Iraq 
began in September 1980 when Iraqi 
armed forces invaded western Iran along 
the countncsO border. Iraq feared IranOs 
revolutionary government would take 
advantage of IraqOs vulnerabilities and 
attack first. Iran and Iraq had engaged 
in border disputes and religious and po- 
litical differences for centuries. Iraq 
claimed the Iranian shore as a part of 
the Iraqi territory. However, above all, 
Iraq wanted lo take control of the Irani- 
ansO lucrative oil provinces and 
strengthen its position in the world by 
replacing Iran as the super power of the 



CarterOs defeat and the election o 
Ronald Reagan. During the conflict 
with Iran, Carter and Reagan were vy- 
ing for the presidency. According to 
some sources, ReaganOs running mate 
George Herbert Walker Bush had secret 
meetings with the Iranians to convince 
them to continue holding the hostages. 
By doing so. it was believed American 
faith in Carter would waver. However, 
Crawford believes these stones to be 
mere rumors. OWhether there was any 
kind of a set-up is really hard for me to 
believe,0 he said. Despite his belief ir 
the falsity of the Bush/Iranian con- 
spiracy, Crawford understands how the 
situation may have arisen. OThe hos- 
tages w ere held well over a year, but they 
were released on the day Reagan took 
office.O Crawford said. 

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By Patricia Mitchell 
Assistant Editor 

Ever want to experience the life of 
Boston, Mass.'' Learn about other coun- 
tries or debate? How about spend seven 
days unexpectedly with close friends or 
those you 
have only just 
met? Would 
you like to 
have your life 
put on hold in 
a strange 
town while 
waiting for 
the uncontrol- 
lable weather 
to steei vour 
fate? How 

about bcino stranded without your email, 
AIM and cable lor a week? 

Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5 a.m.. High 
Point UniversityOs Model United Nations 
delegation left for the annual conference 
sponsored by Harvard University on a 
lour- day trip to Boston that turned into a 
seven-day excursion. When the 12 stu- 
dents and (acuity adv iser Dr. Kathy Carter 
reached Logan Airport in Boston around 
4 p.m. on Sunday. Feb. 16, news of the 
southern statesO weather conditions be- 
came a reality, and our Hights were can- 
celed. To make the situation more stress- 
ful, exciting, what have you, the airline 
advised all passengers to Oget as far south OltOs a little 
as you can tonight or you might not get thing I call 
out of Boston until Wednesday.6 

Lo and behold, this woman was a 
psychic because we didnOt leave Massa- 
chusetts until I p.m. on Wednesday. How- 
ever, when we arrived for our flight that 
would depart at noon, we saw it was the 
only flight canceled! Luckily, we found 
one for an hour later. But speaking of 
psychics, a week prior to SundayOs 



planned departure from Boston, our very 
own delegate Amy Jones had asked Carter 
what would happen if we were snowed 



during sessions. MUN is an organization 
at middle school, high school and college- 
levels that exposes students to the proce- 



in. Carter calmly replied that OweOvc dures of the United Nations and to vari- 



from the three days after with 12 people 
spending an extra 72 hours together. 

After we traveled to and from the 
airport mostly by subway to find out we 



never heen delayed in the past 12 years. 

you have nothing to worry about. () 

With textbooks in dorm rooms and 
no computers available, 12 
college students were left 
to their own imaginations 
for entertainment in a 
snow-covered Boston 
Some were ecstatic about 
the delay, such as Laura 
Cossaack and Genevieve 
Dunaj. At the moment of 
announcement, Dunaj ex- 
plains her reaction as, OOh! 
I was lumping up and 
down.. I was very excited, () 

while Cossaack thought to herself, OWow. 

I can stay in 

Boston. 

How can 

you beat 

it. '6 

When 

asked how 

did you 

made the 

time go by, 

Cossaack 

replied with 

a mischie- 
vous smile. Photo by Patricia Mitchell 
Carly Beveridge and Genevieve 
Dunaj finally leave Boston 

shopping. O Sam Closic stated, 01 went 
out and continued my carefree life-style 
in Boston and became a Boston tourist. () 
However, John Bandy and Jonathan 
Miller took a different approach by watch- 
ing three movies within 24 hours. 

Prior to the delay was a four-day 
Harvard National MUN Conference that 
the HPU students took an active role in 



ous countriesO foreign policies This year were staying in Boston during some mid- 



HPU represented 
the Hashemite 
Kingdom of Jor- 
dan, which is a 
member of 12 
committees in the 
UN. There are l ( >2 
countries in the 
UN. and all of 
them were repre- 
sented this year. 
Some schools that 



terms, the hotel fire 
alarm sounded at 3 
a.m. and made its 
presence known sev- 
eral times after our 
first trip down 19 
(lights of stairs. An- 
other highlight of the 
trip was Miller, 

Bandy and Closic fin- 
Photo by Genevieve Dunaj jsning thc ()nc pound 

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participated were from Canada and Ven- 
ezuela, and there were representatives 
from Yale University. West Point and Lion 
University. 

As a second time returnee to 
the conference. Jones commented, 
01 had a better grasp of what was 
going on .6 Carly Beveridge. a first- 
timer, said. OThis gave me an in- 



Cheers and receiving a certificate for their 
accomplishment. 

One result of spending seven days in 
a 12 -by- 12 double is becoming very 
aware of peopleOs sleeping habits. ()On 
the last evening of our stay in Boston, as 
AndrZ was departing our room he said 
OlOm going to go see if the orchestra is 
play ing.O With confused looks from us he 
sight on other countryOs points of went on to explain, OBandy violin one, 
view and how students interpret Sam violin two and John violin three.OO 
their countryOs position in the laughs Beveridge. as she remembers the 
world. Even though I have never malesO snoring habits. 

Overall the group had an enjoyable 
experience and. as Alton Mosley put it, 
01 got to know everyone in the group bet- 
ter.O Dunaj states with a smile, OI want to 
hang out with these people on a regular 
basis; this better not be just a conference 
bond.6 



attended before, I felt well pre- 
pared to represent Jordan and I 
look forward to next yearOs confer 
ence.O 

Even though the main focus 
in the beginning of this trip was the 
conference, the highlights come 



Mazurek, continued from front page 

while lecturing on the basics of psychol- 
ogy. Shave his beard and place him in 



jeans and a t-shirt, and he could blend in 
with the students he teaches. More than 
his appearance, what distinguishes him is 
his personality. With the energy and ex- 



Low man on the department totem pole, 
he was hired to teach Cognitive and De- 
velopmental classes, filling courses the 
other professors didnOt care for. Even 
though these arenOt his first picks for 
classes, he finds things in the material to 



SGA decisions benefit 
students long term 



By Lindsey Silva 

Co-Greek Editor 

How does a free membership at thc 
YMCA for all day students at HPU for 
the rest of the semester sound? The 
Student Government Association 
thought it sounded great at the March 
13 meeting. 

Starting March 18, SGA will be 
paying for regular day students to go 
and work out at the YMCA for the rest 
of the semester. Administrators had 
been hearing complaints about the 
lack of good equipment on the cam- 
pus and also heard good news that 
the High Point Central Family YMCA 
had just finished renovations and had 
added a new fitness center, gym, day 
care center and track. They spoke with 
the YMCA and each time a student 
would visit the facility, it would cost 
the University $3. So. they decided to 
let the students use the YMCA on a trial 
basis to see how many people go and 
aclualK use the facilities to their ad- 
vantage. If everything goes according 
to plan, students at HPU will have a 
free membership to the YMCA next 
year. 

Of course, there are some restric- 
tions When using the YMCA. HPU 
students must present their student 



identification cards at the front desk to 
be allowed in. Students may use the fa- 
cilities Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Stu- 
dents may not use the facilities Mon- 
day-Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 
p.m. Lastly , no guest passes will be is- 
sued to HPU students. 

Along with the free YMCA mem- 
bership for the rest of the semester, SGA 
voted on giving the school $10, 000 to 
help beautify the area between the 
chapel and the new Home Furnishings 
Building, which will be ready in thc 
fall. The money SGA gave the chapel 
was for a fountain to be located in the 
center of a courtyard. Dr . Hal Warlick, 
the minister of the chapel, is heading 
up this project of beautifying this side 
of thc campus. The courtyard will con- 
tain the fountain, benches, lighting, 
shrubs and trees. All maintenance 
needed after its completion will be per- 
formed by the chapel staff 

Warlick was concerned with the 
tact that all of the trees were being cut 
down to build the new building and 
there really wasnOt anything nice on tha 
end of the campus. This way. people 
will be able to sit in the courtyard and 
relax and do homework, and this area 
can also be very beneficial lo people 
having weddings at the chapel. 



citement of a school boy who doesnOt get excited about no matter the class, 
know better, he puts many professors to He works to make the material com- 

shame w ith the interest he has for his sub- prehensible and interesting to his students, 

jects. His introduction to new topics typi- During the study of mental disorders in 

cally begins with OThis is really coolO or his Intro class, Mazurek plays a tape re- 

OYou guys are really going to like this. 6 cording of voices so students will under- 

How does he stay so upbeat'.' OI like stand what it is like for people suffering 

the job and love w hat I do,6 he said with from schizophrenia. 



excitement in his voice, though he jokes 
that being a morning person helps. He 
views all levels of psychology as incred- 
ibly fascinating. 6lt is easy to find some- 
thing to get excited about.6 he said. 



Excited, the thought strikes him like 
a light bulb suddenly clicks on over a 
cartoonOs head. Mazurek brings up the 
Zoloft commercial— OYou know the one 
with the bouncing blob6-and then begins 



MazurekOs love of psychology was to explain how the simplistic drawings in 
sparked by a high school teacher. This the commercial show how the drug works 
teacher didnOt need to teach, had piles of to stop depression. As often as he can, he 



money, as Mazurek put it. but taught be- 
cause he wanted to and enjoyed the ma- 
terial. Mazurek was so impressed he 
took both of his psychology classes, end- 
ing up majoring in psychology at the Uni- 
veisitv el Illinois. Mazurek found him- 
self disappointed by his college profes- 
sors. They vveienOt as interested in teach- 
ing psychology He realized he kept get- 
ting the Oteaching vibe.O first from his 
high school teacher and then from his dis- 
appointment in his college professors. 



uses examples from commercials, mov- 
ies (such as "A Beautiful Mind") and 
other media. Familiar to students, these 
things illustrate the ideas covered in class. 

OlOm trying to let students know there 
are places outside of Haworth Science 350 
where you can see this stuff.6 Mazurek 
said. 

Not only does he try to make sure 
his students understand his material, he 
makes sure they are there to hear it. 
Mazurek once called a student to wake 



OI lav ing a good teacher matters.O he her for his test when he was informed by 

said. OI would like to be able to do that the roommate the student had probably 

for students/ ) slept through her alarm. He also has no 

Dismissing the Opublish or [erishO qualms about moving classes to avoid thc 

way -i life, Mazurek felt he best belonged smell of basement classrooms of Roberts 

teaching the next generation of psycholo- after a rain-storm or when the room as- 

gists rather than writing articles. OI would signed has no desks. OI try and prepare 

rathet mv job be dependent on teaching as best I can and if not: cancel classes. 



skills than the number of articles I put 
out ( 

His area of expertise is social psv 
cholog) the study of individuals as they 

relate lo groups, though he can most com- 
monly be found teaching intro classes 



civ or make do.O he says with a laugh. 

When the blackboard was mentioned, 
Mazurek smiles, embarrassed, still feel- 
ing bad about it. He comments they 
havenOt made him pay for it yet. but he- 
will carefully study his next pay check. 



Model UN stuck in Bost. 



fejM 



SGA decisions benot'i 
students long term 



Friday, March 28, 2003 



NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 



Prison, continued from front page 



never, ever come back here. They acted 
almost like parents, warning us to do bet- 
ter with our lives than they had done. 

I had not expected inmates to be nice 
to me. I was not supposed to smile back 
at them, but I did. The guards told me to 
turn my head and never look the inmates 
in the eyes if I was afraid. I was not 
afraid. I couldnOt help but look into the 
eves of a man, despite whatever he might 
have done in a past life. I couldnOt let a 
man diminish to nothing more than an 
exhibit in this hell of a life. Central 
Prison. 

Some prisoners mocked us. They 
shouted that they didnOt understand what 
we were staring at because most of our 
tour group would end up in prison one 
day. I laughed, but the prisoner had a 
point. Anyone could make a mistake that 
leads to a l()x 10 cell on a block with one 
shower lor all the prisoners. Any of us 
could be there, constantly watching our 
backs for protection. 

AmericaOs new poor crave the day 
when they are not surrounded by the 
same faces morning, noon and night. 
AmericaOs new poor is an exhibit to some 
and a forgotten topic to others. 

What I experienced that day at Cen- 
tral Prison is my world rotating to face 



the truth. America is sheltered from what 
life is like in a prison. The traditional jail 
bars and striped inmate uniforms are a 
far cry from what occurs in a prison. De- 
scriptions of inmate homosexuality, em- 
ployee drug dealing and female nurses 
selling themselves to inmates are not dis- 
guised to tourists at Central Prison. A 
prison has terrible problems with rape and 
drugs, but the details often fade quickly 
from public attention. 

At the nearby womenOs correctional 
facility in Raleigh, 85 percent of the in- 
mates are HIV positive. Because of con- 
fidentiality laws, it is impossible to know 
which inmates are infected. By contrast, 
in South Africa. 24.5 percent of the fe- 
male population (ages 15 to 49) is esti- 
mated to be HIV positive. AmericaOs neu 
poor have an epidemic of their own to be 
encountered. We need look no farther 
than our penitentiaries to find global di- 
lemmas. 

AmericaOs new version of the poor 
laces each day with a quick pencil strike 
on their cell walls as a makeshift calen- 
dar. 

Days after leaving the prison, I 
started my own calendar. I began to place 
a mark on each block of the calendar, rep- 
resenting the passing of the days. It oc- 



curs to me that my time has a purpose. I 
have somewhere to go, something to do, 
a date planner to till out, a meeting to 
keep, an assignment to complete, and 
above all. 1 have somewhere I need to 
be. Someone wants me somewhere at a 
certain time. Inmates are not wanted 
anywhere. Inmates are expected to stand 
behind their thick plates of glass, some 
wearing red to indicate their death row 
status and others wearing w lute to show 
then position as a cafeteria workers. 

Most inmates will reach the starts 
again. Will they be wanted? Will the cur- 
rent crack dealers, gang children and 
Mercedes-driving hustlers allow these 
poor individuals back into their old 
neighborhoods'.' Of course not. Have 
you ever wondered where all of the poor 
people on the street corners come from ' 
Is it possible that our society makes 
these individuals who they are 7 

In prison, inmates had jobs, medi- 
cal care and cots with bedspreads, sheets 
and pillows When they are released, 
they become the new poor because they 
have trouble finding these things. 

What 1 learned at Central Prison is 
that inmates have become the new poor 
because of our neglect and their cyni- 
cism. I also learned that they have a lot 
to do with us whether we like it or not. 



Chorus, continued from 
front page 



Crawford, continued from page 

The hostage crisis also played a 
key role in the United StatesO involve- 
ment in the Iranian and Iraqi war. Olran 
was arch-enemy number one because 
they were holding our people hos- 
tage.O Crawford stated. The United 
States actually urged HusseinOs inva- 
sion of Iran. America, along with Brit- 
ain, secretly funded and armed Iraqi 
forces. The war seemed to be draw- 
ing to a stalemate, but Iran utilized a 
series of offensives, which were suc- 
cessful enough to cause Iraq to worry. 
To regain equal footing followed by 
the upper hand, Iraq resorted to the use 
of chemical weapons. This was, and 
is still viewed as deplorable by the 
nations of the world. 

Iran, in response to IraqOs attacks 
on Iranian oil tankers and ports and 
use of chemical weapons, began a 
wave of attacks on Iraqi oil tankers. 
America played a more active role in 
the war after Iraq accidentally attacked 
the USS Stark. Thirty-seven U.S. 
crewmembers were killed. Instead of 
attacking Iraq, the United States 
blamed Iran for escalating the war by 
attacking Kuwaiti oil tankers. As a re- 
sult, the United States sent ships 
manned by American crews to accom- 
pany Kuwaiti tankers. This tactic 



1' 



caused the Iranian forces to cease their 
attacks on the tankers. 

The conflict finally ended when Iran 
accepted a cease-fire, which was man- 
dated by the United Nations. Despite the 
victory, Hussein still caused trouble in the 
Middle East. In 1990, Iraq, still fresh from 
its war with Iran, invaded Kuwait in or- 
der to forcibly annex the tiny country into 
its regime. Iraq also claimed that the 
Kuwaitis were stealing oil by slant drill- 
ing into the Iraqi oil fields. The United 
States at first backed IraqOs invasion of 
Kuwait but quickly changed. Many be- 
lieve Hussein fell into a trap laid by 
former President George Bush so the 
United States would have a reason to oc- 
cupy the Kuwaiti oil fields. The conflict 
lasted for only a year due to the superior 
forces of the United States, which se- 
verely crippled Iraq. 

Despite the freeing of Kuwait, 
Hussein remained in power. However, 
Iraq was forced to accept a 6no fly zoneO 
over its territories as well as submit to 
United NationsO weapons inspections. 
Hostilities between Hussein and the 
United States finally seemed to be dying 
down. 

Iraq had been quiet, and the main 
problem United States dealt with involved 
figuring out the true victor of the 2(XM) 



presidential election. Then. September 1 1 
occurred. As a result of the attacks. Presi- 
dent George W. Bush gave his solemn 
promise that the United States would not 
rest until it destroyed all terrorists, which 
in his eyes included Iraq and its leader 
Saddam Hussein. It is still believed that 
Iraq harbors the terrorists responsible for 
the attack on the United States and that 
Iraq has a large stockpile of nuclear and 
chemical weapons. As a result, weapons 
inspectors from the United Nations per- 
formed repeated searches of Iraqi plants 
and bases and found weapons documents 
and short-range missiles. Nothing hard 
and definitive has been uncovered. De- 
spite this, the United States has proceeded 
with the war on Iraq. 

Crawford believed that the contain- 
ment policy against Iraq by America and 
the U.N. worked fairly well. He expresses 
concern over the consequences of the in- 
vasion of Iraq. 

OI worry that we are undermining 
diplomacy and the integrity of interna- 
tional cooperation under the United Na- 
tions and other bodies. I canOt convince 
myself that this preemptive strike is the 
best way to take down Iraq. lOm not con- 
vinced that the problem cannot be solved 
by something less than military action.O 
he said. 



Perspectives, continued from page 3" 



States may not enjoy the support of 
prominent countries in the U.N., such 
as China, France and Russia, but Presi- 
dent Bush is right in proceeding with 
military action. It just shows heOs com- 
mitted to the idea of preventing future 
terrorist attacks and promoting peace. 
Proponents would also argue that war 
is being used as a last resort, after in- 
spections and diplomatic efforts have 
tailed to bring about change. 

Those who oppose the war feel that 
the Bush administrationOs motives arc 
unclear and human lives are being un- 
necessarily risked. Innocent Iraqis 
shouldnOt lose their lives because of a 
single tyrannical leader. There are also 
claims of insufficient evidence linking 
Saddam lo Al Qaeda or any other ter- 



rorist organization, raising doubts over 
whether he is an immediate threat to our 
security. ItOs also unlikely that this coun- 
try can establish a more democratic form 
of government in Iraq, because America 
and Iraq are two vastly different cultures. 
The Iraqis would have to set up their own 
government, which would take years. 
President Bush is quick to disarm Iraq, 
but what about the many other nations 
who have weapons of mass destruction 
(including the U.S.)? Will they be dis- 
armed, too? Talk of going to war and 
the portrayal of Saddam as a threat seem 
to have contributed to a new level of para- 
noia in our society. 

Equally disturbing is the view that 
people who disagree with Bush or who 
protest the war are unpatriotic. Granted 



some war protesters do have their own 
agendas, but most of them are people 
who feel as if they havenOt been con 
vinced that war is the most constructive 
and responsible way of dealing w ith an 
enemy and choose to vocalize their dis- 
content, as the Constitution allows them. 
Dissent is the essence of freedom. 

These are some of the perspectives 
that Americans have concerning the war. 
Whatever your perspective, donOt b( 
afraid to express it and always keep an 
open mind. War is a difficult and emo- 
tional thing for anyone to deal with, es- 
pecially those directly involved. It may 
affect people differently, but there is one 
quote by Thomas Paine that generalizes 
the experience of war: OThesc are the 
times that try mcnOs souls.6 



all afternoon and evening to explore Bos- 
ton, the choirs separated into smaller 
groups to see the historic city. Some stu- 
dents shopped in Ouincy Market and 
walked through Boston Common while 
others preferred venturing down the 
Freedom Trail and kicking back at 
Cheers. 

OMy favorite part was Boston be- 
cause I had never been there. As a his- 
tory major. 1 enjoyed exploring a city so 
rich in history.O said senior Kelly Beeson. 

After an exhausting day. the group 
crashed in Plymouth. Mass., the home 
of Adam Canevazzi. The groupOs ac- 
commodations were divided between a 
motel and the homes of CanevazziOs fam- 
ily. Sunday morning came early as the 
choirs performed a few of their more 
sacred numbers for St. PeterOs Catholic- 
Church. 

6 1 liked going to the Catholic mass 
in Plymouth. It was a new experience 
for me, and it was a really nice church,0 
said sophomore Jen Morgan. 

Sunday evening featured a second 
concert back in New Jersey, this time at 
St. Mark Lutheran Church, the home- 
town church of Mackenzie Burkhardt in 
Morristown. The church kindly provided 
dinner as well as dessert following the 
concert. After a brief visit and fellow- 
ship, the group departed for New York 
City. It was a genuine vacation destina- 
tion for the group, but for the first time 
the singers did not stay in peopleOs 
homes. The West Side YMCA in Man- 
hattan housed the group, but the rooms 
didnOt exactly resemble a five-star resort. 
OOur Orlando accommodations were 
nicer last year, though.O joked director 
Billy Summers, speaking of the luxuri- 
ous Radisson rooms enjoyed on last 
yearOs tour. 

On Monday the group was set free 
to explore the Big Apple. The frigid 
temperatures caused the singers to dodge 
in and out of shops and museums as 
much as possible for warmth. Times 
Square was a common destination for its 
shops, restaurants and clubs. 

OThat was my first time in New 
York City. I enjoyed it so much and can- 
not wait to go back,6 said Summers. 
Broadway came alive on Monday 
evening as several group members took 
in shows such as OChicagoO and ORentO. 

Early Tuesday morning the ex- 
hausted group loaded the bus one final 
time, destined for North Carolina. The 
action-packed trip marked a milestone 
for the choir program. Summers recently 
observed his one-year anniversary as 
choral director, and the growth of the 
program is remarkable. OThereOs no 
comparison, musically. We took 39 
people as opposed to 16 last year. WeOve 
more than doubled in size. 6 Summers 
said. The group sounded better than ever, 
performing such sacred numbers as 
HandelOs OHallelujah, AmenO and 
HovlandOs OThe Glory of the Father/) 
Crowd-pleasing favorites included per- 
formances of music from the show 
OOliveKhy the University Singers and 
an a capella version of OOver the Rain- 
bowO by the Chapel Choir. The mcnOs a 
capella group, OThe Tocatta Tones.O 
caused audiences to swoon with their 
renditions of OIn the Still of the NightO 
and OWhat a Wonderful World O 

The annual trip has become a major 
part of the choir experience as it gives 
the singers a true sense of musical tour- 
ing. The choirs have already begun plan- 
ning a trip southward next year, where 
they hope to sing their way to Key West. 

Pla. 



10 Campus Chronicle 



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Friday, March 28, 2003 



Music 



Evolve: poor show of Difranco's talents 

Fans (ire sure to be disappointed by this less passionate album 



B> Alexis Winning 
Staff Writer 

When asked to review Am DifrancoOs 

newest album Evolve, I was forced to de- 
fend my favorite songwriter to yel another 
male Difranco, who is known lor her 
spunk and outspokenness, has never been 
very popular m the eyes of men. This 
contemporary folk singer began her ca- 
reer nearly I 3 years ago 
with the formation of 
her successful label, 
Righteous Babe 
Records, and has made 
15 albums since then. 

Win ks SUCh as Not (i 

Pretty Girl spoke to the 
feminist movement, but 
with Evolve the artist 
has branched out to 
t.ike on widei political concerns. 

At a Difranco concert, the music ra 
diates from AniOs five piece band as the 
energy pours onto the audience from live- 
loot Difranco playing guitar. Herwords 




and music have been something anyone- 
can relate to. and yet this album lacks the 
ferocity displayed in the past. She con- 
tinues to speak her mind without tear in 
an air of nonchalance and uses metaphors 
abundantly to communicate her points. 
However. Difranco shows little proof of 
her talents inslruinenlallv 

OSerpentme.O a song fromEVo/ve, 
underscores DifrancoOs political mission. 
saying, Oconjugate lib- 
cm into libertarian, 
and medicate it. asso 
ciate it with deregula- 
tion, privatization, we 
wonOt even know 
weOre sla\es on a cor- 
porate plantation. O 
These an ti -corporate 
behels are what have 
separated this artist 
from the dominant girl/ boy band music 
industry Although she has a nourishing 
record company and 15 albums, she be- 
lieves Ocapitalism is the devilOs wet 
dream. O While Difranco is overtly criti- 



cal oT the government, this mouthy, dread- 
headed nonconformist is proud to be an 
American. 

Unfortunately lor Difranco. the mu- 
sical talents she has 
been known tor 
have gotten away 
on this album and 
left her standing 
alone verbosely. 
Her songwriting 
skills have receded 
to make way for her 
poetic inclinations. 
g i\ nig this album a 
more spoken word 
feel than an angry 
folk-singer one. I like to think of this art- 
ist as someone who brings out the moti 



R Kelly matures as an artist 



My Angel Ashton 

Staff Writer 

K KellyOs new sAbumjChocolate 
Factory shows a more mature and con- 
templative Kelly than in his earlier al- 
bums like 12 Play and R Kelly. The 

change mas be due to his legal prob- 
lems, or maybe it was |ust 
time lor him to deliver 
something that reminds us 
oi why we love him despite 

his alleged Haws 

K Kelly has taken 
some ol his music back to 
the loots OYOU Made Me 
I o\ e YouO is a classic 
blues song w ilh toe tap 
ping possibilities. OLovelandO and OYou 
Knock Me Onto are reminiscent ol 
Man inGaye. There is an impressive col- 
lection ol love songs like OHeart of a 
Woman. ( ) a soulful dedication to women; 
OIOII Never Leave.O a potent song about 
love lasting whose opening lyrics startle 
listeners with KellvOs choked emotion 



and ODream GirlO that shows KellyOs 

growth over the years OT course. Kelly 
has songs similar to his more graphic lyr- 
ics on other albums, like Ignition ami the 
Ignition remix, but even those have mel- 
lowed out some Kelly also has songs 
like OSnakeO and OStep in the Name ol 
Love remixO with lively beats, perfect for 
dancing 

The limited edition of 
Chocolate Factory CI) comes 
with \hc Love land CD. There 
are songs that were bootlegged 
earlier like OThe WorldOs Great- 
est() and OLoveland.O but 
OHeaven I Need a HugO is wor- 
thy of being on the Chocolate 
I ii< tor) original cut because of 
its uplifting message. 

I his album il not one ol K KellyOs 
best, but it is one ol the top R&B albums 
released in long lime. It shows that even 
in this difficult tune in his life K Kelly 
took time and gave pure talent when he 
could have just spat out songs and hoped 
we brought the routine 



Our Staff Recommends. . . . 



ORocky Horror Picture Show6: a weirc 
musical may just be what you need 

-Theatre Freak 



Cartoon Network, it isnOt just for kids anymore. 

-Patches 



dTough crowd with Colin Quinn,6 
because political correctness 
needs to die. 

-Elephant Boy 



Pedicures, the way to 
make feet happy. 
-Rawanda 



Replay a favorite game 
from your past. 
-Pac Man 




put them to sleep. Sadly, this album is a 
little too slow lor this folk-rocker, and m\ 
bet is listeners wonOt be embracing this 
evolution. 

This CD has her 
same powerful words, 
but only one song (OHcTC 
Tor NowO) possesses an 
even semi-catchy tune. 
Reading is not what 
songwriters want their 
fans to do; they want lis- 
teners. OEvolveO will be 
a gigantic let-down for 
this artistOs biggest fans, 
who will be skeptical 
about this so-called evo- 
lution. At least until her next album is 
released. I would have to sav this Rinh- 



vation in listeners, while this record might teous Babe is just a Babe for now 



Norah Jones works 
her way to the top 

Newcomer big winner at Grammys and No. 1 on the charts 



By Pamela-Montez Holley 

Stuff Writer 

Look out Ashanti, Kminem, 
Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, and 
Nelly. Make way for the new, hot, sen- 
sational Norah Jones. 

She was the big winner at the 
Grammy ceremony this year, leaving 
her seven competitors (who also had 
five nominations each)--Ashanti, 
Sheryl Crowe, Avril Lavigne. Bruce 
Springsteen. Rapael Saadiq. Rminem, 
and Nelly-- behind in her smoke. 
JonesO album OComc Away with McO 
received five Grammys for album of 
the year, record of the year, best new 
artist, best female pop vocal perfor- 
mance and best pop vocal album. 

Jones has many people guessing 
to what her categoriza- 
tion is. Is she considered 
jazz, soul or just folk- 
pop? Actually, sheOs all 
of them. F,ach sound is 
heavily presented on 
what should be consid- 
ered a live-star album 
because of its powerful 
lyrics and distinctive 
sound. Although she 
didnOt grow up with her 
internationally known 
Indian lather, Ravi 
Shankar (master of sitar), musical tal- 
ent certainly runs in the family. Or 
maybe her talent comes from a higher 
power. 

Norah Jones was born in New 
York City and moved to Grapevine, 
Texas with her mother years later. It 
was there this angelic and compelling 
artist got her start on musical stardom. 
At the tender age of 5, she began sing- 
ing in the church choir. Two years later 
she started piano lessons. Then, once 



again, Norah Jones and her mother 
were on the move. This time they went 
to Dallas, where Jones would later at- 
tend Booker T. Washington High 
School for the Performing and Visual 
Arts (home to such alumni as Erykah 
Badu, Eidie Brickell of New Bohe- 
mian, members of GodOs Property and 
famous jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove). 
Umm, letOs break this down, vocal tal- 
ent + piano playing skills = the unstop- 
pable force thatOs rocking the music- 
world today with her debut album. 

Today, OComc Away With Me() is 
the best selling album of 2(X)2-2()()3. 
having sold ( ) million copies globally. 
She sold the most albums alter her big 
night (621, (XX) in one week), and her 
album was released February 26, 2(X)2. 
She knocked 50 Cent {Get Rich or Die 
Try in'\ out of 
the No. I spot 
and left R. 
Kelly (Choco- 
late Factory) 
and the Dixie 
Chicks 
(Home) OOH far 
behind her. 
She left us 
wanting more 
after her first 
hit single 
ODonOt Know 
Why,6 which sets a jazzy tone for the 
album. That single was later followed 
up with the immaculate love song 
dCome Away With Me, 6 which is 
steadily climbing its way up to the top 
of the charts even as you are reading 
this review. If Come Away With Me is 
missing from your collection, I sug- 
gest you make your way to the nearest 
CD store to purchase it. We shall 
surely see more of this incredible new 
sensation Norah Jones. 




Music 

Evolve: poor show of Difranco's talents 



a 



R Kelly matures as an artist 



Norah Jones works 
her way to the top 




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Movies 



The Hunted' an overlooked quality flick 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

What do you get when you coin- 
bine two Academy Award-winning 
actors, great stunt choreography and 
some very sharp blades? OThe 
Hunted.O a fast-paced, no-nonsense, 
chase film that pits master versus stu- 
dent and survivalist versus elite mili- 
tary assassin. As Robert Fbert put it. 
this is ()a pure and rather inspired ex- 
ample ol the one-on-one chase movie. O 

OThe HuntedO stars Tommy Lee 
Jones as L.T. Bonham. an expert 
survivalist and master of concealment, 
tracking and hand-to-hand combat D 
as veil as a retired government trainer 
of those very skills. As the film opens, 
he is working fora wildlife agency and 
is contacted to help hunt down his fin- 
est sin:! .11. elite military as>assin 
Aaron llallem (Benicio Dei Toro). 
I lallem has gone AWOL from his unit 
and. due to severe psychological stress, 
has turned his talents on hunters. We 
first see him stalking, toying with and 
eventually killing two hunters. Later. 



a clue to his mental anguish is revealed as 
he is shown assassinating a bloodthirsty 
Serbian officer in Kosovo. The history 
between the two men is also established 
in some convincing flashbacks to their 
training together. Much of the film re- 
volves around the chase scenes, which are 
reminiscent of OThe FugitiveO but cer 
tainly original 
and enjoyable in 
their own right. 
Another impor- 
tant aspect of the 
film is, of 
course, the indi- 
vidual combat 
scenes between 
Bonham and 
Hallem These 
are realistic and 
gritty, and they 
define close 
quarters. 

Some, such as Rolling Stone maga- 
zine, have dismissed OThe HuntedO as 
little more than a celebration of violence 
similar to ORambo.O Two things: like the 
first ORoeky.6 the first ORamboO was 



good movie about w hat happens to a sol- 
dier who feels betrayed by his country. 
Any of you who feel the need to protest 
the current conflict should see it. Sec- 
ondly, the violence in OThe HuntedO is 
almost completely hand-to-hand (or 
knife-to-knife). Neither Bonham or 
Hallem are bloodthirsty individuals D it 

is even re- 
vealed that 
Hallem has 
never before 
had to use his 
abilities to try 
to kill some- 
one. The fight 
scenes them- 
selves are in- 
credible. Fans 
of Jackie Chan 
and Jet Li 
(which this re- 
viewers isi may be disappointed by the 
fights in this movie, as they make no use 
of wires or computer special effects. They 
are. however, realistic D bloody and quick. 
Jones and Del Toro did all their ow n stunts 
a in the film, and then intense nature be- 




came evident to producers when Del 
Toro severely injured his wrist during 
a fight scene and filming was put on 
hold for months. 

OThe HuntedO succeeds in other 
aspects as well. The writing shows its 
quality through its minimal nature, as 
the actors are allowed to communicate 
primarily in attitude and emotion. The 
scenery of the film, w hether in a lush 
forest or busy city street, also speaks 
volumes. The characters of Bonham 
and Hallem, despite their abilities, re- 
main human D they get tired, dirty and 
hurt (further separating this film from 
clichZ violence-ridden bloodfests). 

Fans of chase films a la OThe Fu- 
gitiveO and realistic action sequences 
D here no example is possible because 
this surpasses all that I have seen D will 
rejoice after seeing OThe Hunted.O Vet- 
erans Jones and Del Toro are at their 
best, as is Director William Friedkin 
(OThe French Connection.O OThe I.v 
orcistO and ORules of EngagementO) 
Do yourself a favor and go see what a 
realistic action movie can be at its ab- 
solute best. 



'David Gale':it's going 
to stimulate thought 



By Katie Estler 

A&E Editor 

Kevin Spacey is known for his in- 
tense performances, and OThe Life 
David Gale6 is no exception. Similar 
to 6American Beauty,6 the movie 
makes no attempt at mindless enter- 
tainment. And it leaves the audience 
engrossed in the deeper meaning of 
the movie. 

David Gale 
(Spacey) has had a 
good life. He is a col- 
lege professor, not so 
happily married but a 
happy father and one 
of TexasO leading anti- 
death penalty activ- 
ists. Then why is he 
sitting on Death Row 
convicted of the rape 
and murder of close 
friend and fellow ac- 
tivist, Constance Harraway (Laura 
Linney)? DavidOs fall from happiness 
was a quick one prompted by one fa- 
tal drunken mistake. 

Among his peers and students, 
David enjoys a night of drinks and 
dirty limericks. In a very inebriated 
state, he is cornered by an ex-student 
who seduces him. The next morning 
after he has a televised death penalty 
debate with the governor, police ar- 
rest David for the rape of the girl. 

With one false accusation, 
DavidOs life is destroyed. He is fired; 
no one wants to employ a rapist; his 
wife leaves him and takes their son. 




The hardest blow comes when Death 
Watch, his activist group, bans him. The 
only person David can find comfort in 
is murdered and all signs point to him. 
This is the story David tells to reporter 
Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) with the 
added note, 01 need you to prove my 
innocence. 6 

In three days before DavidOs ex- 
ecution, Bitsey works feverishly to un- 
cover the truth. Her biggest shock 
comes when the videotape 
of ConstanceOs dying mo- 
ments is left for her at her 
motel room. Bitsey now 
knows the key to DavidOs 
freedom lies slightly out of 
reach with the rest of the 
tape. 

But who would frame 
David Gale? 

DavidOs group thought 
that the death penalty was 
wrong. Bui Death Watch 
never had a name to prove innocent 
people can die from it. If Bitsey canOt 
discover the killer in time the group will 
have its name-David Gale. 

My only grievance with this movie 
was it was a bit slow-paced for a thriller. 
Other than that, it lived up to all my 
expectations as a Kevin Spacey movie. 
This is not a background movie. If you 
plan on watching it, expect to give it 
your full attention. This movie forces 
you to think of your position on the 
death penalty and how far some people 
are willing to go to support their cause. 
Besides, sometimes it is nice to see a 
movie that captures your intellect. 



Passion for music 
helps pianist survive 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

DonOt be fooled by the title: OThe 
PianistO touches upon much more than 
music. Though it is based on the mem- 
oirs of a Polish musician, it barely touches 
upon his career. The plot unfolds in 1939 
as Wladysaw Szpilman is on the radio, 
performing a Chopin composition. Sud- 
denly, a bomb echoes nearby. As World 
War II threatens his life, Szpilman must 
be badgered to stop playing and leave the 
station. It is as though he is hanging on 
to his true love, music, while knowing that 
it will soon be put on hold. 

Director Roman Polanski captures 
the horrifying dehumanization process of 
the Holocaust through Szpilman and his 
Jewish family. Soon they are fenced into 
the Warsaw ghetto, where they watch 
people waste away in the 
streets. Eventually they are 
moved to a concentration 
camp where Szpilman be- 
comes separated from his 
family, escapes and begins his 
constant series of hideaways 
and close calls. 

Though both films depict 
the Holocaust, the parallels 
between OThe PianistO and 
OSchindlerOs ListO basically stop there 
While SpielbergOs version provides an 
overview, PolanskiOs film is more heart- 
breaking because of the audienceOs attach- 
ment to one particular family. Polanski 
is sending a strong message here through 
the use of raw and terrifying imagery. 
Polanski bravely displays the horror; he 
shows the emaciated corpses lining the 
streets and the Nazi officersO murder of 
Jews who did nothing more than slightly 



annoy them. 

Szpilman, in an excellent perfor- 
mance by Adrien Brody, is unique because 
he isnOt glorified. His detachment from 
events to the point of numbness deepens 
the audienceOs understanding of the harsh 
realities surrounding him. He is neither a 
hero nor a villain, but must be com- 
mended for his constant drive to survive. 
Though Polanski was surrounded by 
controversy that led to his flight from 
America in 1977, any directing honors 
handed out this year should be awarded 
to him. Brody is also deserving of the 
Best Actor Academy Award in the perfor- 
mance of a lifetime. He even lost nearly 
30 pounds to depict his character on the 
verge of starvation. 

One poignant scene shows Szpilman 
left alone with a piano as he hides away 
in the home of a kind acquaintance. His 

desire to play 
overwhelms 
him, but he 
knows he 
must remain 
quiet. In- 
stead, he runs 
his fingers 
over the keys 
as the music- 
he imagines 
dances in his head. Despite his distance 
from his musical career, it remains the 
driving force in his life, and his desire to 
return to the life he once had strengthens 
his motivation to survive. 

Though at times painful to watch, 
OThe PianistO is a movie that everyone 
should see. It is shameful to see humans 
so capable of cruelty and destruction, but 
liberating to see the strong will of one man 
in a most deeply felt Holocaust film. 






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Big South Sports Report 



Friday, March 28, 2003 



www.BigSouthSports.com 

PONTIAC • 

The Official Big South Conference Sports Report 




UNCA Tennis Splits 
With Chanticleers 

The UNC Asheville men's 
tennis team improved its 
record to 10-1 on the season 
as the Bulldogs picked up an 
important Big South 
Conference victory over 
Coastal Carolina, 4-3 at the 
UNCA Tennis Center Sunday 
afternoon. 

The women's Coastal Carolina 
hard but fell, 5-2 on Sunday. 

"These 4-3 matches aren't 
easy on the coach or our fans," 
said UNCA coach Chase 
Hodges. "This is a big victory 
over a very good Coastal 
Carolina team. We battled hard 
to get the doubles' point and 
that was the difference in the 
match. 

"Our women get better with 
each match and once again 
today gave it everything they 
could before losing to Coastal 
Carolina," added Hodges. "Our 
effort was sensational and our 
women's team is going to 
surprise a few people before 
the year is over." 



Flames Fall To 
Commodores In First 
Round 

NORFOLK, VA-Liberty's 
women's basketball team 
dropped a tough 54-44 
decision to the fourth-seeded 
Vanderbilt Commodores in the 
first round of the NCAA 
Tournament. Daina 
Staugatiene led the Lady 
Flames with 13 points, five 



rebounds and three assists, 
while Big South Player of the 
Year Katie Feenstra posted 
seven points and 13 rebounds 
while battling foul trouble 
throughout the day. 

Liberty (26-4) got off to a rough 
start Saturday, missing its first 12 
field goal attempts before Agne 
Jasinskaite rebounded a Kristal 
Tharp missed and scored on the 
putback just over five minutes 
into the contest. 

Liberty fought its way back to a 
1 0-point defecit at the half (31 - 
21) and closed to three (37-34) 
halfway through the second 
stanza. However, Feenstra 
picked up her fourth foul at the 
9:23 mark of the second half and 
the Flames never recovered. 
Shortly thereafter, the 
Commodores went on a 10-0 run 
to salt the game away. 

The Flames battled shooting 
problems the whole game, 
shooting 30 percent (17-57) for 
the game. Vanderbilt shot 46 
percent for the contest (22-48). 
Liberty also out-rebounded the 
Commodores 32-22, led by 
Feenstra's 13 caroms. Pre- 
season Naismith candidate 
Chantelle Anderson led the 
Commodores with eight 
rebounds. 

Ashley McElhiney led Vanderbilt 
with 17 points and five rebounds, 
while Jenni Benningfield added 
10. Jasinskaite and Tharp added 
10 apiece for the Flames, who 
had their 22-game winning 
streak snapped. 



UNCA Falls To Top- 
Seeded Texas In NCAA 



Tournament 

BIRMINGHAM, AL-Andre Smith 
tallied 19 points, while Ben 
McGonagi scored 16 on 6-of-10 
shooting from the field to lead 
UNC Asheville in an 82-61 loss 
to top-seeded Texas in the First 
Round of the 2003 NCAA 
Tournament. 

UNCA was victimized by poor 
shooting for much of the game, 
shooting 37 percent from the 
field (23-62) and 5-21 (24 
percent) from three-point range. 

Brandon Mouton led four 
Longhoms in double figures with 
15 points, followed by Brian 
Boddicker (14), James Thomas 
(13) and Sydmill Harris (11). 

T.J. Ford had eight points and 11 
assists for the Longhoms. 

Despite the loss, UNCA coach 
Eddie Biedenbach was proud 
the effort his Bulldog squad put 
forth in the contest. 

"This was a really great 
experience for our school and 
our team," Biedenbach said. We 
wanted to show a little better on 
the court, but we have a great 
team and a tight-knit group of 
guys. That's one thing that you 
don't see often in college 
basketball today. We'll miss 
these seniors, but they built a 
base for this program which 
could lead to future appearances 
in this tournament." 

Smith's 19 points marked the 
14th time he has led UNCA in 
scoring this season, including 
the last four games of the 
season for the Bulldogs. 



Elon Continues 
Winning Ways With 
Win Versus BSC 

ELON, NC-The Phoenix 
claimed four singles flights and 
two doubles bouts en route to a 
5-2 men's tennis victory against 
Birmingham-Southern Friday 
afternoon at the Powell Center. 
The victory marked Elon's 
fourth in as many matches and 
10th in 12 overall. 

The Panthers (3-6) scratched 
out a win at No. 1 doubles 
when Nils Hanchen and 
Richard Turner edged Pramote 
Malasitt and Richard Dutton 8- 
6. The Phoenix (10-2) soared 
to the doubles point thanks to 
victories at No. 2 (Nathan 
Lefevre and Mikael Houlst over 
Kyle Weidman and Eric 
Baumgardner 8-4) and No. 3 
(Thomas Rohof and Justin 
Roberson over Ben Johnson 
and Adam Kolasa 8-4). 

In singles action, Elon claimed 
victories at No. 2 (Lefevre over 
Baumgardner 6-1, 6-2), No. 3 
(Houlst over Turner 4-1 retired), 
No. 5 (Roberson over Johnson 
6-4, 6-2) and No. 6 (Dutton 
over Kolasa 6-1 , 6-2). 
Birmingham-Southern achieved 
success at No. 1 (Hanchen 
over Malasitt 6-1 , 4-6, 6-4) and 
No. 5 (Weidman over Rohof 6- 
2, 6-4). 

The Phoenix will now observe 
Spring Break and return to 
action with a Big South 
Conference match at Liberty on 
March 31. The Panthers visit 
UNC Asheville at 1 p.m. 
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Greek/Opinion 



Campus Chronicle 13 



Kappa Delta's Shamrock 
Event huge success 



KD's raise 
money for 
prevention of 
child abuse 



By Ltndipy Silva 
Greek Editor 

IKK known nationally as Kappa 
DeltaOs OShamrock Evcnt.O Each year. 

thousands of KDOs in hundreds of com- 
munities nationwide join forces in a col- 
lective effort to raise money for national 
and local child abuse prevention efforts. 
The weather was perfect for High Point 
UniversityOs Gamma Gamma Chapter of 
Kappa Delta, who held their Shamrock 
5K Fun Run Event this past Saturday, 
beginning at the Millis Center on cam- 
pus. 

The event was headed by Shamrock 
Chair Ashley Bosche and took months of 
planning. Many of the details of the race 
changed this year, and obviously for the 
better, seeing that the KDOs more than 
tripled their earnings from last yearOs Fun 
Run, making $3050, all of which goes to 
the prevention of child abuse. 80 percent 
of the proceeds went back into High 
PointOs community to the Hallelujah 
House, a shelter for abused and neglected 
children. The remaining 20 percent goes 
to Prevent Child Abuse America to aid in 
the efforts of preventing child abuse na- 
tionwide. 

The biggest change in the Fun Run 
this year was the route. In past years, the 
event starting point was High PointOs 
YWCA, but the sorority thought there 
would be a bigger turnout if they held their 
run right on campus. With the help of 
Dean Gart Evans and David Duggan, 
Kappa Delta re-routed the run so that it 
began in the lower parking lot of Millis, 
proceeding on Farris Avenue over Cen- 



tennial Street and doing a figure eight 
through back roads and ending up back 
in the lower parking lot of Millis. 

The KDOs theory of a bigger turnout 
ended up being correct. The grand total 
of registered people was 1 30, which is the 
highest number of participants in the his- 
tory of the event at High Point. 

Part of the reason for such a sweet 
success was due to PR done by the 
sororityOs members. Josie. one of the 
morning show DJOs on the hit radio sta- 
tion 107.5 KZL (and also a Kappa Delta 
at High Point), advertised the event dur- 
ing the week on her radio station. Fox 8 
News interviewed Christie McGroarty. 
president of Kappa Delta and Bosche 
during their morning broadcast during the 
week, and Country 104. 1 came out to the 
event to DJ. 

Fifteen businesses and companies 
donated $1025 to the event and in return. 
Kappa Delta advertised their businesses 
on the back of their Fun Run t-shirts. 
which were sold at the event for $5. The 
sorority also held a ruffle at the end of 
the race where they rallied off items that 
were donated for the run. Some of the 
items donated included three-month 
memberships to The Nautilus, GoldOs 
Gym, Fitness Today and Family Fitness, 
a $50 gift certificate to Planet Tan, three 
months of free tanning at Paradise Tan, 
Harris Teeter gift certificates, free passes 
to Brunswick Bowling Lanes and The 
Funny Bone, a Shamrock Beanie Baby 
teddy bear, a Shakira CD and autographed 
Terry Labonte memorabilia. 

Congratulations goes out to the win- 
ners of the race. Johan Dorfh came in first 
place followed by Patricia DOArcy in sec- 
ond. Kappa Delta also handed out tro- 
phies to different age group winners. 

OShamrock was a huge successlO ex- 
claimed Bosche. OThe whole sorority put 
a lot of effort into making it the best weOve 
ever had. It feels so good to do some- 
thing for children who really need our 
help. Hopefully in years to come weOll 
do even better!C) 




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Kara Herndon, 
L y n d s e y 
C o n d r a y , 
Sondra Morris, 
Kelly Hewilt and 
Julia Antonelli 
stop to pose 
while hanging a 
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Word 011 the Street: How do you feel about the war against Iraq? 



We need to realize that this war is a war on terrorism 

and remember 9/11. 

Casualties are always 

devastating but the soldiers 

are fighting for our safety and 

freedom so we as USA 

citizens should stand behind 

them all the way. If we donfit, 

we are basically just saying 

that our military is over there 

for no reason. 

Jessica Penned 

Sophomore 




I donOt think that the U.S. should 

be fighting in the war because we 

havenOt had any valid reasons as to 

why we should go to war. Even if 

we did, the only reason to go to war 

would be because they tried to kill 

President BushOs father before and 

werenOt successful. People should 

go online to vote and impeach the 

president. This can exercise their 

rights not to support the war instead of all the anti-war protests. 




Keoda Brown 

Junior 




I am against the war because I 
think that it is terrible that we 
are killing all of these people 
and calling it liberation. 

Laura Ryans 

Junior 




I think that we must consult God first and I honestly 
donOt think that was done, 
think that we must consult God 
in all things. If oor whole 
country and other countries are 
against this war, then why 
doesnOt our leader see this? Ou 
voices are important, too. 

Pamela Foxx 

Senior 



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GREEK 



Friday, March 28, 2003 



College Democrats 

The College Democrats have been 
very busy with their activities during the 
past year. During the Fall 2002. the 
Democrats co-sponsored with the College 
Republicans a candidate forum before and 
alter the primaries. Also, many club 
members have been involved with the 
OGel out the VoteO (GOTV ) Program, 
which is incoordination with die Guilford 
Co. Democratic parly and the C'hildrenOs 
Voting Program with the Guilford Co. 
Public School System. 

The January ('-Span Televised De- 
bate demonstrated to the campus commu- 
nity that there is a rise in Democratic po- 
sitions on campus. Due to the increase oi 
liberal opinions, the club has taken on 
many more activities in comparison to 
previous years, thanks to the help of club 
adviser. Dr. Anthony (iabrielli. 

The College Democrat officers lor 
the 2002-2003 year have been Chris 
(iardner. President; Clifford Smith, VP; 
Lauren (iibson. Treasurer; and Alton 
Mosley, S(iA Representative 

The club anticipates an increase in 
membership lor the upcoming school 
year. The club is also currently planning 
campus activities and speakers for the up- 
coming school year. 

II you are interested in joining the 
club lor the following school year and 
wish to get a head start on the current or 
upcoming yearOs activities, contact Chris 
(iardner or Dr. Gabrielli 



Alpha Gamma Delta 

The Chronicle extends its apologies 
la the sisters nl Alpha Gamma Delta 
tor the misplacement of their Febru- 
ary articlt . 



Alpha Gamma Delta has 
experienced a lot of great and exciting 
events these past weeks. We first would 
like to extend congratulations to our 1 1 
new members: Lauren l-.ck, Hillary Cole. 
Kate McHugh, Erin Farrington, Tiffany 
Perec. Knsten Freiburger. Kelly Webb. 
Brianna Warner. Paige Welch. Kimber 
Atkinson and Nicole Harper. You girls and 
awesome and we all cannot wait to make 
lasting memories with you as sisters. 

We also would like to recognize 
our new EC officers: Nicole Webster as 
President, Mandy Kuhn as V.P. 
Operations. Beth Baker as V.P. 
Recruitment, Maureen Delauter as V.P. 
Member Development, Betsy Fdwards as 
VP. Campus Relations, Payton Woodard 
as Property Coordinator, Susan Ammeter 
as V.P. Scholarship and Kristen Tingley 
as V.P. Finance. You all deserve these 
offices and we know that you will do your 
job well! 

We would like to say congrats to 
all the fraternities and sororities for their 
new members and doing a great job during 
Recruitment. 

Snowball was last weekend and 
we all had a great evening. 
Congratulations to Pam Foxx, our new 



Snowball Princess and Kirk Rudder, our 
new Snowball Prince. 

We want to let everyone know 
that we have recently updated our website 
address on the High Point University 
Home Page. We have added lots of new 
pictures and information about our 
sorority. Just a quick look into the 
exciting and fun life of an Alpha Gamma 
Delta! 

February 22 we have a mixer 
date party with the Zetas. We know that 
it will be one crazy night to remember. 
We also have scheduled our annual North 
South mixer coming up with Pikes 
Yankees versus the Confederates will be 
a night of excitement and severe 
competition. We can't wait! We are also 
looking forward to other planned mixers 
with each fraternity this semester. 



Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity celebrates 
50th Anniversary 



By Patrick Warren 

Speeial to the Chronicle 

The Delta Omega chapter of Pi 
Kappa Alpha Fraternity will recogni/.e 
its 50th anniversary and the 1 35th anni- 
versary ol the International Fraternity 
on March 29, 2003. The International 
Fraternity and the local chapter celebrate 
the same founding dates, February 7, 
1953 for the chapter and February 7, 
1 868 for the national fraternity. 

Pi Kappa Alpha, or PIKES as they 
are perhaps better known , evolved from 
a local group of men who had a com- 
mon bond. Most were veterans of World 
War II and or the Korean conflict. One 
PIKE alum. Jack Lucas ( 1955), isaCon- 
gressional Medal of Honor recipient. 
The men formed a local group and peti- 
tioned Pi Kappa Alpha to become High 
PointOs first nationally recognized fra- 
ternity. On the evening of Feb. 7, 1953, 
the International Fraternity President 
and his representatives visited the cam- 
pus to oversee the initiation of 33 men 
into what would become the Delta 
Omega chapter, the 103rd nationally 
recognized chapter of the Pi Kappa Al- 
pha Fraternity. 

Today, a total of 57 1 living alumni 
of HPU are brothers of the fraternity. 
These brothers represent businessmen, 
lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, doc- 
tors, television personalities, educators 
and preachers. 

About 20 percent of the chapterOs 
alumni will return to join with the cur- 
rent members to celebrate the 50th an- 



niversary at a black-tie banquet to be- 
held at the Greensboro Marriott. PIKE 
International Historian. Dr. Jerry Reel, 
will be the banquet speaker. 

Current chapter president Patrick 
Warren said, OThe 50th milestone is sig- 
nificant to anyone for most any reason. 
The opportunity to mix with our 
chapterOs Founding Fathers and Alumni 
will be a once in a lifetime experience. 
We are anxious to visit with guys that, 
to this point, we have only read or heard 
about. 6 Warren also mentioned that the 
alumni have planned an informal OWel- 
come Back6 party for March 28, the 
Greater Delta Omega Open (a golf tour- 
ney), campus tours and the banquet for 
March 29th. Additionally, the ladies will 
participate in a pottery making and lun- 
cheon at a local establishment on the 
29th. 

This weekend event has been in the 
planning stages for five years. Local 
contractor Bill Wright (1954), a found- 
ing father to the chapter, indicated that 
he and his classmates have been look- 
ing forward to this event. 6You know 
we cherish this, and each time we get 
together, we golf, dance, get up-to-date 
on each other and swap stories with the 
active brothers. Things arenOt the way 
they used to be; thatOs for sure. It helps 
to keep guys like me younglO 

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is 
headquartered in Memphis, Term. The 
fraternity has nearly 600,000 alumni 
and 21 3 active chapters nationwide. 



PhiMu 

rz 

The sisters of Phi Mu would like to 
start off by saying we hope everyone had 
a fun- filled Spring Break. We trust 
everyoneOs midterms went well. 

We wish to welcome the following 
ladies into our bond: Molly Bayard, Heidi 
Bitler, Meghan Brown, Katie Estler, Erin 
Hipps, Kelly Rushin, Sarah Seitz, Sarah 
Slattery and Ashley Wells. We are ex- 
cited to have these young women with us 
in our sisterhood. 

Please be on the look out for Ph MuOs 
First Annual Phi Musical Chairs. It is ten- 
tatively scheduled for March 31. 2003. 
The time and location will come at a later 
date. 



Lambda Chi Alpha 
IOZ 

The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha 
vMxild like to welcome students back to 
High Point after a much needed Spring 
Break. We hope that everyone had fun 
and stayed sale at the same time. 

We would like to thank the sis- 
ters of the Kappa Delta sorority for hav- 
ing a mixer with us. It was fun and we 
all had a good time. 

Our annual Rock A Thon event 
will be held from March 21 to the 23 in 
front of the Slane Center on campus. This 
event will help benefit the American Can- 
cer Society. We hope that everyone 
comes out and supports us during the 
event. If you cannot come out, you can 
send donations to Conor Riley at campus 
box 9406 or Robert Dellinger at campus 
box 3669. Your donations will be greatly 
appreciated. 



PE Majors Club 

The PE Majors Club would like to thank 
everyone who came and supported our 
efforts to raise money for the American 
Heart Association. With your help, we 
raised $946! A special thanks goes to the 
KD's for a $75 donation! We will be 
heading to Philadelphia for our national 
conference and to represent HPU! 
Finally, we will still be selling 
concessions at the remainder of the home 
baseball games, so get the "real baseball 
feel" and enjoy a hot dog and a Coke! 



Alpha Gamma Delta 



Alpha Gamma Delta would like- 
to welcome everyone back from Spring 
Break. We all hope you had a fun and 
safe break. 

We have our annual Jail House 
Rock fundraiser coming up on April 4 
from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is Alpha 
Gamma Delta's most important fundraiser 
for our philanthropy. Juvenile Diabetes. 
This is how the event works: Important 
figures here at High Point University, such 
as presidents of different campus 
organizations and prominent businessmen 
and women from the city will be arrested 
and contained in the AGD Jail. To free 
each "criminal," bail must be made. If 
you are interested in having anyone 
arrested, please contact Julie Langevin at 
x9320. 

We will have a live DJ, snow 
cones, popcorn and a cotton candy 
machine for lots of outside snacks and 
entertainment. The cafeteria has moved 
dinner outside so everyone can participate 
in the event. We hope to see you there! 
We also would like to say thank 
you to the Kappa Deltas for allowing us 
to participate in the 5K walk on Saturday, 
March 21. It was a great opportunity to 
support another Greek sorority while 
having fun. 

We recently had our St. Patrick's 
Day date party at Azteca. The drinks were 
flowing (for all those over 21 of course) 
and the music was blaring! It was 
definitely a fantahulous time and we 
know that our next date party will be even 
better! 

We have a mixer with the Pikes 
and Theta Chis coming up in late March 
and early April. We look forward to these 
events and know they will be 
unforgettable nights. 

On March 29 we will be having 
a Car Wash at Church's Chicken 
beginning at 1 0:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 
p.m. This is another event we are having 
in order to raise money for the fight 
against Juvenile Diabetes. There is no 
charge, but donations are appreciated. 
Please come out and support your Gams! 



Kappa Delta 
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The sisters of Kappa Delta 
would like to congratulate our Big Sis/ 
Lil Sis match-ups!! Amber Martin/Julia 
Antonelli, Mary Alexander/Kathryn 
DiMola, Susan Bury/Kaci Martin, 
Christie McGraortyKristy Labonte, Jen 
Messick/Sylvia Harwood, Jocelyn Paza/ 
Allison Saviello, Sarah Czyz/Kristin 
Mali, April Shields/Carrie Shank, Sam 
Routh/Jenny Rabanal and Kayla Folsom/ 
Kelly Hewitt! You guys make great pairs 
to learn from in the years to come! 

We would also like to 
congratulate the girls on their initiation 
this past week! It is so great to finally have 
all of you girls as our sisters! We've been 
waiting for so long! 

We also would like to thank the 
brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha for our 
mixer last weekend! We all had a great 
time and look forward to our upcoming 
mixer with you guys and the Lambda Chi 
chapter at UNCG! 

Our annual White Rose Formal 
is coming up this Friday at the Painted 
Plate in Greensboro! All of the sisters are 
looking forward to seeing the new girls' 
paddles and having a great time! 



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Friday, March 28, 2003 



Sports 



Campus Chronicle 15 



Baseball team struggles 
through beginning of slate 



By Bethany Davoll 

Staff Writer 

Panther baseball has gotten off to a 
rough start with a 7- 1 3 record overall and 
0-2 in the Big South. Two games have 
been postponed due to the weather, which 
has hindered the team so tar in the open- 
ing ot the 
schedule. 

Point 
started 
the sea- 
son offal 
0-4 be- 
fore win- 
ning its 
next two 
g a m e s 
against 
North 
Carolina 
A & T. 
playing 
lor the 
first time 
at home. 
They 
reeled oil 
a lour- 
g a m e 
winning 
streak 
with ad- 
ditional 

wins against Buffalo and Virginia Tech 
to improve to 7-10 before dropping their 
next three. 

There is more to this team than its 
record, however, and the Panther players 
have had a lew highlights so far this sea- 
son. The HPU initials are near the top in 
many statistical categories of the Big 
South. Rey Rojas(21 ); Matt Gorman ( 19) 
and Nick Thompson 1 19 ) are all in the top 
live for overall hits. Ken Keesee is first 
in home runs with 4. and second in total 
bases with 3 1 . Although the Panthers have 
had trouble throughout the season at turn- 
ing hits into runs, Keesee (13) and Rojas 




(12) have still managed to find their way 
among the leaders in runs scored. 

Pitching can sometimes take a 
while to come around at the beginning of 
the season, and the Panthers have had that 
problem this year with a 6.70 team ERA. 
In 168 innings pitched High Point has 
given up 198 hits, but 
junior Matt 

KniginyzkyOs 29 
strikeouts put him sec- 
ond in the Big South. 
Freshman Mark 
Shorey leads the 
league with four 
saves. High Point will 
need to have more 
Panthers step up and 
get batters out in order 
to start putting more 
WOs into the record 
books and live up to 
preseason expecta- 
tions. 

In the PanthersO 
most recent game as of 
press time against 
Wake Forest ( 14-5), 
High Point came away 
with the 9-2 loss, ex- 
tending their losing 
streak to three games. 
High Point scored 
their two runs in the 
fourth inning off an 
RBI double from 
Chris Draska, who advanced to third 
when the Wake Forest hurler hit Ken 
Keesee and walked Brent Myers. Anthony 
Bell then scored Draska with a single to 
center field. The Panthers would be un- 
able to plate any more runs, however, 
while the Demon Deacons scored their 
nine runs off 1 5 hits. John Wanger started 
the game for High Point, giving up three 
runs and live hits in one inning pitched 
and picked up the loss. As the weather 
heats up, hopefully so too will the Pan- 
ther pitching and consistent batting in or- 
der to rise in the ranks of the Big South 
Conference and improve on a 7- 1 3 record. 



NASCAR drivers are more 
than professional commuters 



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By Dennis Kern 

Staff Writer 

I have a confession to make. At 
the risk of being singled out for ridi- 
cule and persecution, thereOs a side to 
me that I can no longer hide. I like 
Nascar. I watch the races on televi- 
sion, got to a couple of them in per- 
son, have met several of the drivers and 
crewmen and even been fortunate 
enough to watch a few of the races 
from the pit and garage area. 

Now lOm aware of the stereo- 
typical elichZs associ- 
ated with Nascar 
fans, like 
how 
w e () r e 
all sup- 
p o s e d 
to he- 
be e r - 
swill- 
ing, tat- 
tooed , 
tobacco- 
spitting 
rednecks, 
extras 
f r o m 
ODeliver- 
anceO if 
you wi 
IOve also 
heard the 
jokes as well, 

ones like: if you gotall the Dale 
Earnhardt Jr. fans in the world together 
in one place, what would you have'.' 
The punch line is one complete set of 




why I think IOm right. 

The hand-to-eve coordination re- 
quired to get one of those stock cars 
around narrow tracks like Watkins Glen 
or Darlington is beyond belief, and 
looking at how some of you park your 
can here on campus is simple proof of 
that. At tracks like Daytona or 
Talladega, where the tracks are wide 
with room to move, the fact that youOrc 
being tailgated at speeds approaching 
200 mph is a testament to the mental 
toughness required. Nascar drivers 
sometimes have to oper- 
ate in temperatures above 
110 degrees for more 
than three hours at a 
time while wearing a 
fire suit. This argues 
well for their stamina 
and conditioning. 

I was at the 
race at Rockingham 
a lew weeks ago. 
and watching these 
cars slide through 
the turns without 
siamming into 
the concrete re- 
taining walls or 
each other 
proved to my 
satisfaction 
that, yes, there- 
is a very defi- 
nite skill involved. 
This skill is no less athletic per- 
haps than an NFL quarterbackOs ability 
to throw a long pass or an NBA star reg- 
istering a triple-double. Now some elit- 
ist baseball snobs like Bob Costas 



teeth (hey, IOm kidding. nobodyOs ever would say that there is nothing more 



accused us of not having a sense ol hu- 
mor). 

This piece isnOt about the merits 
or lack thereof ol Nascar fans, though. 
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were 
talking about sports, and much to his 
dismay, I stated my opinion that Win- 
ston Cup drivers are. in fact, athletes. 
Ol course, my friend disagreed. HereOs 



difficult to do in sports than hitting a 
well-thrown curveball. To Mr. Costas. 
lOd say that any sport where bloated 
sluggers blast curveballs out ol the park 
and then pant around the bases isnOt as 
challenging as heOd like to think. ltOs 
easier to face an 88 mph curve than a 
snake-nest of cars moving more than 
twice as fast. 



During time of national crisis, NCAA tournament provides necessary distraction 



By Kenny (J raff 

Sports Editor 

Sitting down trying to write a sports 
article during a time when our country 
is at war is not the easiest task that I have 
attempted. In fact, it has taken couple 
of days to even think of a topic. The 
first round of the NCAA menOs basket- 
ball tournament did not strike me as 
something important enough to write 
about. However, that changed this week- 
end. 

During a time of military casualties, 
news briefings of the OShock and AweO 
campaign and U.S. soldiers being taken 
prisoner, the tournament caught my at- 
tention, if only for an hour or two at a 
time. Sports, once again, have become 
an escape for many others and me. 

This tournament is full of every- 
thing that one could ask for, except cer- 
tainty. Kentucky still looks to be the 
team to beat, but 1 5 other teams are still 
in contention. The unpredictability of 



the tournament every year is what makes 
it one of the most watched events in tele- 
vision. 

Being a Maryland Ian, I have to start 
with the TerpsO first-round 
game against UNC- 
Wilmington. With 5 sec- 
onds remaining, it looked as 
if the defending champions 
were going to lose just as the 
tournament started. Mary- 
land was down 73-72 with 
the ball on the opposite end 
of the court. A play that was 
designed to go through All- 
ACC point guard Steve 
Blake ended up going to 
Drew Nicholas. The shoot- 
ing guard dribbled through the Seahawks 
defense, throwing up a fade away 3- 
pointer with two defenders in his face. 
The shot, which will be remembered as 
one of the greatest shots in tournament 
history, went in as time expired. 

The second round offered its share 




■^Kenny Graffe 



Sports Editor 



of exceptional contests with late-game he- 
roics. Wisconsin guard Freddie Owens 
took the role of dream crusher of the Tulsa 
Golden Hurricane. With the Badgers 
down by two in the waning 
seconds, Owens swished a 3- 
pointer with one second left 
to hand Wisconsin its ticket 
to the Sweet 16. 

Arizona and Gonzaga 
played the most exciting 
game of the tournament to 
date with their double-over- 
time thriller. This game fea- 
tured two teams putting ev- 
ery ounce of energy on the 
floor. As the second over- 
time was playing out, it was 
clear that every player was struggling to 
stand, let alone play at the level they did. 
Luke Walton played the part of the hero 
at the end of the first overtime, making a 
clutch basket with 4 1 seconds remaining 
to send the game into another overtime. 
With the Wildcats up by one with only a 



few seconds remaining, the Zags missed 
two open shots that would have won the 
game, including Blake SteppOs 5- loot 
follow-up shot as time expired. 

It would not be a true NCAA tour- 
nament without the presence of a 
Cinderella team. Gonzaga is gone, but 
Butler has taken up the slack. The Bull- 
dogsO home court was used in the film- 
ing of OHoosiers.O the movie that tea 
tures a small school playing with the big 
boys for the championship. Butler looks 
to follow the same script as the movie 
after upsetting Louisville in the Round 
of 32. They face a tougher challenge in 
the Sweet 16 with the Oklahoma Soon- 
ers. 

IOm not going to even waste your 
time with my predictions. My dog could 
probably predict the championship team 
better than I could. All I can say is that 
there will be entertaining games in the 
coming weeks. Hopefully, they will 
have the excitement of the first 
weekendOs match-ups. 







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Friday, March 28, 2003 



Boston's baseball history heartbreaking to fans 



By Justin Cobb 

Staff Writer 

September and October are always 
the worst months of the year. The team 
strings you along, tooling you into believ- 
ing this will be the year, then collapses 
There is always controversy and there is 
always hope. Foi the numerous, die proud, 
the diehard Red Sox fans, baseball is their 
greatest passion and their greatest disap- 
pointment. Call the Failure the Curse of 
the Bambino, call it inept Iron! office de- 
cisions, or call it bad luck, whatever the 
explanations, fans of the Red Sox seem 
eternally cursed. 

At least being a Red Sox Ian is 
never boring. (Jo back to the 1920s when 
owner Harry Ira/ee sold Babe Ruth to the 
New York Yankees to fund his play ONo 
No, Nanette/ ) Soon to follow Ruth to the 
Yankees were Carl Mays. OSadO Sam 
Jones. OBullctO Joe Bush and Herb 
I'ennock. all brilliant pitchers. These lire 
sales led to IX years of toiling futilely until 
the arrival of OThc KidO Ted Williams in 
1939. 

For Red Sox fans, there is always 
the next game with the Yankees; it is al- 
ways the most important game oi the sea- 
son. The rivalry is born out ol mutual dis- 
like and a fight against the ghosts of 
BostonOs past. I he wars between the two 
teams will be even more intense this sea- 
son, .is current team president l.arry 
Lucchino called the Yankees an Oevil 
empireO after thej managed to ship 
pitcher Baitolo Colon from the Expos to 
the White Sox. There is no such thing as 
coincidence to the Red Sox fans; it()s al- 
ways a conspiracy. Superstar pitcher 
Pedro Marline/ believes in this theory. 
Martinez said, Ol believe there was some- 
thing because we offered a better pack- 
age than the White Sox did.O This was in 
response to the OdeaK ) the Yankees worked 
out to move Colon to Chicago, away from 
the clutches of the oppressed little guys 
from Boston. Marline/ is also the man 
who grew Ted-up with the Curse of the 
Bambino coverage, saying al one point 




in 2001, Oil I had to pitch against Babe- 
Ruth lOd drill him in his fat (expletive 
omitted.) lOm sick of hearing about the 
Curse, there is no Curse. 6 

Red Sox Tans are always quick to 
remember the trades that went wrong. 
Many hold former General Manager Lou 
Gorman responsible; after all, he sent Jeff 
Bagwell to the Astros for journeyman re- 
liever l.arry Andersen and acquired Bill 
Buckner from the other Chicago team, the 
(nbs. Then there was Dan Duquette, (he- 
man who pushed Cy Young Award Win- 
ner Roger Clemens, Most Valuable Player 
Mo Vaughn and All-Star Wade Boggs out 
the door. Throw in debacles with side- 
show sto- 
ries like 
Jose 
CansecoOs 
injured 
back, 
caused by a 
backswing 
from his 
bat. and 
Carl 
LvcivtM )s head-butting umpires and claim- 
ing he doesnOt believe in dinosaurs, and 
you start to understand just why Red Sox 
Nation is perpetually skeptical of its be- 
loved organization. 

So why be a Tan of the Red Sox it it 
will only lead to heartbreak? lor me the 
answer rests at Fenway Park. The ven- 
dors selling grilled sausage outside the 
stadium. The tans constantly cheering 
OYankees Suckt ) even w hen the opponents 
are the Baltimore Orioles. The thrill of 
watching scrawny shortstop I. ins Rivera 
hit two of his Ruthian 28 career home runs 
over the ( ircen Monster in left field to beat 
the Orioles in 1991. 

That common bond that Sox tans 
share as they mark the strikeouts posted 
by Pedro or the screams of ONo-mahO 
when the current shortstop Nomar 
Garciaparra delivers one of his numerous 
line-drive doubles off the hulking behe- 
moth of a left field fence. In addition, who 
can forget the constant monitoring of 



Manny Ramire/.Os hair as his helmet 
moves farther and farther off his head with 
tufts of a pseudo-Afro protruding from his 
earflap. 

As 2003 moves into the optimism 
phase of the Red Sox season, spring train- 
ing, there are still elements of specula- 
tion. Minor blips on the radar screen for 
other teams, but major happenings for the 
fanatical Boston tan base. Pedro Martinez 
claims the organization must pick up his 
option for 2(M)4 and sign him long-term 
or heOII walk away, probably to New York. 
Pessimism always manages to seep back 
into the hearts of Sox fans whenever a 
player says heOII leave. ItOs happened too 
many times before. The Oevil empireO of 
the Yankees signing Jose Contreras Trom 
Cuba away from the Red Sox was one 
more dagger in the optimism of Red Sox 
Nation. At the root of this rivalry is the 
belief that the Red Sox created the Yan- 
kee dynasty. 

More memories of despair were 
brought up when Haywood Sullivan, a 
former team president, passed away a few 
weeks ago. He is famous tor not tender- 
ing Hall of lame catcher and New En- 
gland native Carlton Tisk a contract in 
I'M), creating a bitter rilt between the two 
sides. 

Things are looking up, however, as 
they always do in February and March. 
Kevin Millar worked out a deal with the 
Chunichi Dragons of Japan allowing him 
to join the Sox. The Red Sox signed Gary 
Calve/, out of Cuba, an I 8-year old pros- 
pect whoOII pitch in A Ball in the minor 
leagues this year. The team also retained 
a solid cast including Pedro, Nomar, 
Manny, and the surprising Derek Lowe. 
Fate, however, figures to tease the Sox 
season much like a Tim Wakefield 
knuckleball. floating dangerously close to 
disaster, yet close to success as well. 

For all the inept decisions displayed 
in the past and the lack of a World Series 
Championship since 1918, the team is 
good. Who knows'.' As every fanatic Red 
Sox fan says every season, maybe this will 
be the year. 



Men's basketball looks towards next year, again 



By Krandon Miller 
Staff Writer 

The menus basketball team fin- 
ished the regular season with a loss on 
the road and at home and a win at home 
in the Millis Center, beating Liberty at 
home and dropping games to Birming- 
ham-Southern and Lion. The team fin- 
ished a disappointing 7-20 overall and 
3-1 1 in the Big South conference The 



pionships as well. UNC-Asheville ended 
up winning the play-in game and lost to 
Texas in the first round by 21 . 

Sophomores Gathings and Joey 
Knight were selected to the All-Confer- 
ence Second Team. (lathings led the team 
in scoring at 1 8.6 ppg and rebounds with 
7.5 per game. Knight averaged 16.6 ppg, 
and Van Weerdhui/en averaged 14.3 ppg. 

The Panthers return seven players 
for next season, while adding sophomore 
Panthers struggled because they couldnOt transfer Issa Konare and red-shirt fresh- 



put two solid halves together to gain a 
victory. So many of the games were 
close, and a little tighter defense and a 
hoop here or there could have made a 
difference. 

The Big South Conference Tour- 
nament, where the Panthers surged Trom 
a 7 lh -seed just a season ago to lose in the 
championship game, seemed too tough 
as well. Senior Dustin Van Weerdhui/en 
had to unfortunately sit out his final 
game due to team violations, while 
Danny (lathings led all HPU scorers 
w ith 2 1 and recorded Ins eighth double- 
double on the season. Keshawn Hamp- 
ton put in 13 points in his last game as 
Panther and freshman Jeff Allen added 
10 points in the losing effort. UNC- 
Asheville went on to win the tournament 
and gam a NCAA March Madness berth. 
This broke WmthropOs streak of chain 



man, Josh Fowler. Van Weerdhui/en, 
Hampton, and Ron Barrow have used up 
their eligibility and will be missed. Bar- 
row and Hampton will be back on cam- 
pus next year to finish their degrees and 
then try to continue their basketball ca- 
reers, destinations unknown. Van 
Weerdhui/en plans to continue his bas- 
ketball possibly in the CBAor even over- 
seas. He has considerations and a Tew 
contacts he is currently working with. The 
rest of the team will try to regroup and 
come back next season to contend Tor the 
Big South title. 

Coach Jerry Steele was unavailable 
tor an interview but Brent Halsch, Hamp- 
ton and Knight gladly answered a few 
questions. On the season, Halsch said. 



since we set standards high at the be- 
ginning of the year, with the success of 
the team late in the season last year.O 
Hampton said, OWe should have done 
better than what we did. We had high 
expectations that werenOt met due to 
difficulties throughout the year. The 
team did grow as a family and I am glad 
I got the opportunity to play here at 
HPU.G 

It seems that the basic thought of 
everyone was that the season wasnOt 
what was expected, but as for next year, 
Halsch said. OWith the right work ethic, 
I think we can be where we want to be 
for next season, and we will have some 
of the same talent available, but hope- 
fully we can get things to go in the right 
direction.6 Knight seemed to think the 
same. He said, OWe will need to build 
off the guys coming back; we have 
some strength, but we will definitely 
miss DustinOs leadership and playing 
ability. Someone is going to have to 
step up and fill that role. 6 

These players are ready to get 
back to work and create a change of 
fortune next year. There is no doubt, 
the talent is there, but we will have to 
wait until November to see the Panthers 



OWe had a very underachieving year for back on the run for that Big South 
the amount of talent we have. 6 Knight championship and NCAA 'Tournament 
replied. OWe underachieved, especially berth. 



Women's team 
ends season 
with a strong 
run at title 

By Bethany Davoll 

Staff Writer 

The womends basketball team ac- 
complished many things this past sea- 
son, including the first winning record 
by a Panther team since the school 
moved to Division I, with an overall 
record of 18-12, 8-6 in the Big South. 
The Panthers also reached the champi- 
onship game of the Big South tourna- 
ment, where they fell to the Liberty 
Flames, who won their seventh confer- 
ence championship in a row. 

Liberty dominated the confer- 
ence the whole season, going unde- 
feated and winning their last 22 games, 
as will as earning a No. 25 ranking in 
the latest USA Today/ESPN/WBCA 
Division 1 Top 25 Coaches Poll. High 
Point went into the game looking to 
stay close throughout and wear down 
the opposing team. In the second half 
the Panthers got as close as two off a 
Cebronica Scott layup, but Liberty star 
Katie Leenstra answered with hoops of 
her own, stopping any rally that High 
Point tried to start. Guard Narelle 
Henry ended the game with 1 6 points 
and five assists. Gina Rosser added 14 
points and Kate Jenner had 10. 

In order to get to the champion- 
ship game the Panthers first had to beat 
rival Elon, which was playing in its last 
conference tournament before joining 
the Southern Conference next year. 
High Point lost to Elon twice in the 
regular season, by one point on the 
road, 64-63, and at home, 68-41 . The 
semi-final game would be another 
story, however, as the Panthers came 
out playing hard and continued until the 
final buzzer sounded, with the score 
reading 80-66 High Point. 

Said Coach Tooey Loy of the vic- 
tory, Olt was sweet revenge against 
Elon. We were looking to send them 
out of the Big South Conference the 
right way and thatOs what we did. (J) 
Senior guard Misty Brockman was high 
scorer for the Panthers with 1 8 points 
and 5-6 free-throw shooting, while 
Gina Rosser had 15, Narelle Henry had 
14 and Cebronica Scott scored 13. 

Senior leadership played a big 
part in High PointOs success, and riex 
year they will be without starters Misty 
Brockman, Cebronica Scott and Gina 
Rosser. Reserve forward Stephanie 
Scott graduates this year as well, and 
junior Shannon OOBrien will also bt 
leaving the team. Next yearOs recruit 
ing class looks to be a very strong one. 
According to Coach Loy, OWe have 
some very, very talented players com- 
ing in, possibly the most talented class. 
The freshmen will still have to learn 
the system here and adjust to college 
basketball, but I donOt see next seasor 
as being a rebuilding year.O The return- 
ing players will be looked to for guid- 
ance, among them starter Narelle Henry 
who was second in the Big South in 
steals per game with 2.80 and second 
in assists with 4.0 per game. Sopho- 
more Kate Jenner also returns as a 
starter, and both will be counted on to 
get the team rolling as High Point l<x>ks 
to continue its success in Division I 
basketball. 



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Campus Chronicle 





Honors symposium 

Students will be presenting the re 
suits of their original research during the 
Honors Day Symposium on the mom 
ing of Tuesday. April 22, in Room 138 
of the Hay worth Hall of Science. 

Here is the schedule for these pro 
ceedings: 8:45 to 9:05, Dupe Gbemi and 
Jennifer Morgan (biology) — "Shifting 
Equilibrium: Adventures in Ksterifica 
lion"; 9:10 to 9:30, Jamie Bowman 
(chemistry) — "Studies in the Diffusion 
of Ammonia in Poly (methyl mcthacry 
late) Containing Bromocresol Green; 
9:35 to 9:55, Ashley Bosche (history )- 
"External Solutions to Islam's Con 
flicts"; 10:05 to 10:25, Mary A. Riddle 
(biology ) — "Radio and Television Tow 
ers as a Source of Mortality in Migrat 
ing Songbirds": 10:30 to 10:50 
Catherine M. Bush (biology) — "A Cla- 
distic Analysis of the Southeastern U.S 
Species of Hymenocallis." 

Refreshments will be served as this 
annual event, which is sponsored by the 
University Honors Program. 

Come and hear your fellow stu 
dents present their research. 

Furniture award 

Scott Anthony Williams has won the 
Haverty Cup for being the most out 
standing senior studying home furnish 
ings. 

Williams, a native of Trinity with a 
3.9 grade point average, received the cup 
during the International Home Furnish- 
ings Market on April 4. Haverty Furni 
ture Company, which has 107 stores with 
revenue of $700 million annually, estab 
lished the award to encourage young 
people to pursue a career in the furni- 
ture industry. 

A home furnishings and CIS major, 
Williams is a participant in the Campus 
Crusade for Christ, Students for Envi 
ronmental Awareness and the Outdoor 
Activity Club. He has worked in furni- 
ture-related summer jobs and at the semi- 
annual markets. 

"Scott is a friendly, outgoing per- 
son who relates well to others and is the 
type of person who can work indepen- 
dently and complete a variety of class 
projects in an outstanding manner," said 
Dr. Richard Bennington, director of 
home furnishings programs. 

Track feats 

Sophomore Alex Baikovs and jun- 
ior Taylor Milne have qualified for the 
NCAA Regional Track Championships 
and are ranked in the top 20 nationally 
in their events. The competition will oc- 
cur in Fairfax, Va., May 31 -June 1. 

Baikovs is 7th in the 800 meters, and 
Milne is 19th in the 1500 meters. 

In February at the Big South Indoor 
Championships, Milne recorded wins in 
the 800m and mile, set two conference 
records and led the Panthers to a second- 
place finish. He was named male track 
athlete of the meet. 



Unforgettable cast distinguishes 'Noises Off 



By Andrea Griffith 

Editorial Page Editor 

For whatever reason, ineptness and 
dysfunction have proved to be comic gems 
for years. No one knows this better than 
participants in the production of "Noises 
Off" The play examines the lives of those 
in the theater industry. Tensions mount, 
and patience runs thin, but as the cliche 
goes, "The show must go on." 

This classic British comedy is the 
brainchild of Michael Frayn. Susan 
Whitenight directed the university's pro- 
duction. The story line is beyond clever 
because the audience sees Act I of the play 
within a play, "Nothing On, " three times. 
First we witness the technical rehearsal 
taking place hours prior to show time; then 
we see the production from a backstage 
view and finally we witness it from the 
audience standpoint again, but this time 
months into the tour when things really 
begin to fall apart. The skillful actors must 
display what can and will go wrong in 
theater without letting anything go wrong. 
Forgotten lines, troublesome props and 
missed cues are all part of the scheme. 

The Tower Players did an exceptional 
job of presenting a play that poses a maxi- 



mum degree of difficulty Aside from 
memorizing rapid-fire lines, these actors 
are to be praised for nailing the timing 
involved in the endless entrances and ex- 
its, switching between British and 
American accents and maintaining the 
fast pace of it all. The choreography 
seemed impos- 
sible. The jokes 
must be executed 
in a slapstick 
fashion, requiring 
the actors to never 
miss a beat. And 
they didn't. The 
cast was unfor- 
gettable. Gabe 
Herlinger suc- 
ceeded as the 
burnt-out, pill- 
popping director 
at the peak of 
frustration. 
Christy Brown 

excelled as Dotty Otley, the vibrant 
housekeeper in "Noises On." She moved 
effortlessly from a Cockney accent to 
her normal voice. Chris Holmes pro- 
vided comic relief as the neurotic 
Frederick Fellowes, as did Ben Allen in 




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his portrayal of the old drunk, Selsdon. 

Brad Archer, who was able to set the 
scene from two very realistic angles, de- 
signed the set. His creation allowed the 
audience to move from the front of the 
theater to behind the curtain and back 
again. For several years. Archer's talents 
have been a boon to the theater pro- 
gram. Tbe university is lucky to 
have him. 

"Noises Off was a winner 
from all sides. The story is laugh- 
ably ironic because the theatre 
buffs involved essentially satirize 
their industry. The actors proved 
their countless abilities as they pre- 
sented the play like a well-oiled 
machine. The same jokes told re- 
peatedly never seemed to grow old. 
This is British comedy at its fin- 
est. 

Both "Noises Off and "A 
Mid-Summer Night's Dream," its 
predecessor, were fast-paced, 
physical productions combining drama 
and athleticism. The Tower Players de- 
serve high praise for bringing such excite- 
ment to the stage of the new theater. 

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British debaters show Americans because of Jean 
rough-and-tumble tactics 



By Patricia Mitchell 

Assistant Editor 

The Cambridge Union debaters 
showed Americans how to go for the 
throat during the third annual British De- 
bate April 4. 

"I know with all these no's I'm start- 
ing to sound like your girlfriend, Tim, but 
no, sit down," Brit Jolene Tan responded 
to countryman Tim 
Saunders. She's a second- 
year law student at Trinity 
Hall, and he's a third-year 
student at Churchill College 
studying physics. 

The often acidic de- 
bate took place in the Slane 
Center Great R(x>m at 7:30 
p.m. The Cambridge Union 
debaters appeared here as 
one of the stops on their 
American tour. 

The debate topic was "This house 
believes that terrorists should be assassi- 
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Hendricks along with Saunders and Jack 
Anderson from the Cambridge Union 
Society Team. They were opposed by 
Panthers Jacqueline Cheek and Jonathan 
Bandy and visitors Tan and David Pe- 
ters. 

The style of the British Debate 
team is fascinating because it keeps 
people on their toes. In America, instead 
of being encouraged to belittle their fel- 
low opponents, most professors 
teach students to keep arguments 
academically based and tasteful. 
Even in such debate situations as 
the Model United Nations, mem- 
bers are required to keep a level 
of etiquette and politeness during 
their speeches. The British ob- 
serve no such niceties. They are 
curt, brash and abrupt, and their 
performance is absolutely refresh- 
ing and entertaining to witness. 
Both sides provided well- 
developed ideas for their position on the 
topic and gave the audience an evening 
of enjoyment. This was a unique event 
that everyone should attend next year. 



By Christy Brown 

Staff Writer 

Every weekday morning at 8, one of 
the university's most essential employees 
is beginning the morning's duties, not in 
a decorated office in Roberts Hall, but 
down below the street in the campus post 
office. Jean Tucker, a High Point native 
who has 
worked in 
t h e 
mailroom 
for 18 
years, does 
not com- 
plain. The 
job comes 
naturally 
now. Amid 
the coarse banging of the garbage truck 
emptying the cafeteria dumpsters outside, 
Jean chuckles out loud at "Golden Girls" 
reruns on her 1 3-inch television sitting on 
a footstool as her fingers speed through 
the giant piles of white, manila and card- 
board. 

Jean places each letter in one of six 
piles, each corresponding to a particular 

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EDITORIAL 



Friday, April 18, 2003 



Staff Editorial 



Springtime can serve as 
a therapeutic distraction 



Our country's outlook is changing 
daily as current events unfold. It is im- 
portant for all of us to stay informed, not 
only to educate ourselves but also to 
show respect for our troops fighting for 
us However, constant exposure to war 
coverage is not healthy for anyone. 
People are laced with feelings of gloom, 
despair and guilt because at this point 
all we civilians can do .., sit back and 
watch. Rallying around the flag boosts 
morale back home but does little to help 
the troops in Iraq. Sometimes there is a 
need to escape our living rooms, where 
technology has engulfed us in the harsh 
realities of war. 

In addition to current news events, 
daily occurrences in our lives cause us 
stress. We are members of a stressed 
nation. It isn't just a coincidence that 
many of our best-selling books are about 
overcoming daily obstacles, taking time 
to be alone and finding time to meditate. 
As a society we are in search for answers 
to a problem that we have been trained 
to create. We constantly overindulge in 
activities, as if we are frightened of what 
we may discover if we have any free time 
to spend with ourselves. 

Springtime can serve as a sufficient 
escape. Though the recent lapse in gor- 
geous weather threw all of us off, the 
warmth and growth experienced through 
spring can help to get our minds off of 



horrific events. Hobbies are important 
to all people because they can serve as 
a therapeutic outlet. Perhaps there is 
no better time than war to tap into what 
we enjoy, the pastime that we run to 
when school, work and other obliga- 
tions stop nagging us in our spare time. 
For some, a favorite pastime might 
be athletics. These are obviously im- 
portant to our culture, as indicated by 
the huge television audience for play- 
off games and championships. To 
many, the smell of freshly cut grass sig- 
nals one thing only: baseball season. 
We call it "America's pastime" for a 
reason. 

For others, war might be a time for 
us to tap into our culture. Many great 
songs and books have been created 
from the depths of war. A concert or a 
good book may be just the cure to dis- 
tract us from the ever-changing news 
of late. 

As students pushed to our limit 
with constant concern for writing pa- 
pers, studying for exams and solidify- 
ing summer plans, it is important that 
we remember to take time out to enjoy 
nature and all that we have to be thank- 
ful for. War can dampen our outlook, 
classes can test our limits but only we 
can decide to make time for an escape 
so that we may rejuvenate ourselves. 



THE CAMPUS CHRONICLE STAFF 



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Assistant Kditor: Patricia Mitchell 

Arts and Entertainment Kditor: Katie Estler 

Editorial Page Kditor: Andrea Griffith 

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Photographers: Krista Adkins & Tiffany Cherry 

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Davoll, Johan Dorfh, Nickie Doyal, Janet Francis, Joseph Fritz, Pamela- 
Montez Hoi ley, Taylor Humphreys, Dennis Kern, Quinton Lawrence, Kathleen 
McLean, Brandon Miller, Mary Puckett, Bill Piser, Megan Powers, Cathy 
Roberts, Derek Shealey, Gena Smith, Joel Stubblefield, Blake Williams and 
Brandon Wright. 

Phone numher for Chronicle office: (336) 841-4552 

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Letters to the Editor: 

Writer offers flag debate rebuttal 



Upon picking up my copy of the lat- 
est Campus Chronicle, I came upon a 
headline containing the words "Confed- 
erate flag." Naturally, those words 
caught my attention. As I read on in the 
article, I became a little perturbed. 

I don't even really know how to be- 
gin this response to the article written 
by Clifford Smith concerning the Con- 
federate flag. Mr. Smith often refers to 
"most Southerners" and "the Confed- 
eracy" in the assumptions that he makes. 
As one of those Southerners, I felt it was 
only right to respond to this article. 
Knowing I am far outnumbered by 
Northerners on this campus, I shudder 
to think what the repercussions will be 
for expressing my thoughts. Oh, well. 
Here goes. 

Bom and bred in the South, I have 
much respect for the Confederate flag. 
Although I'm not condoning slavery (I 
do not agree with it at all), slavery is not 
all that the Confederacy stood for. 

The Confederacy stood for a par- 
ticular way of life. Although that way 
of life did include slavery, slavery has 
existed all throughout history and not just 
between African- Americans and Cauca- 
sians. 

Irish and Chinese immigrants were 
treated as slaves and lower class citizens 
whenever they first came to America. So 
were the Germans, the Scots and the 
Jews. Everyone has faced some type of 
discrimination in their lives, and no one 
group should be singled out as anymore 
discriminatory than any other group or 



race. 

As a white Southerner, I'm faced 
with discrimination everyday. I'm sup- 
posedly a "redneck" and a "racist" 
merely because I was born on this side 
of the Mason-Dixon Line. Just because 
someone wears or displays a Confeder- 
ate flag does not mean someone is racist 
and to infer such is to show how close- 
minded people have become. 

To say that the "Confederacy 
was..." or "most Southerners are..." is 
something that Mr. Smith should not do 
because in making those assumptions, 
he is trying to argue something which 
he could never fully understand. I re- 
spect other cultures and he should, too. 
The Confederate flag is a part of our life, 
and there really is no explanation needed 
for its display. 

The Ku Klux Klan often used 
crosses in their racist attacks. Does this 
mean that the cross should be banned? I 
think not. The Cryps and Bloods use the 
colors blue and red to represent their 
gangs. Should those colors be banned 
as well? I don't think so. The point is, 
if people get offended by every little 
thing, we'll all be stuck in the past for- 
ever. 

This is America and all people 
should have the right to wear or display 
whatever they want to. This is, after all, 
a free country. 

Sincerely, 

Leslie Brown 



Views on foreign relations differ 



I am in awe of the brilliant insight 
into the mindsets of foreign countries 
demonstrated by your opinion editor. 
The fact that he can neither read a for- 
eign newspaper nor understand a foreign 
broadcast, coupled with the fact that he 
has never set foot outside of this coun- 
try or even consulted any of the foreign 
professors or students on this campus 
leads me to the conclusion that he is one 
of those highly gifted individuals to 
whom rare insights come in their sleep. 



It is heartening to see such a bril- 
liant mind anoint himself the fathe r land's 
homeland's fearless leader in the fight 
against the now obsolete intellectual tra- 
dition of the Old Europe, which has as 
its basis the premise that no opinion is 
1 times better than an uninformed opin- 
ion. 

Sincerely, 

Barbara Mascali 



War protesters should give up 



When you have nine friends who 
have been deployed to fight in Iraq, you 
get pretty tired of hearing anti-war senti- 
ments. The fact of the matter is, we are 
at war. Protesting will get you nowhere 
in stopping the war, because President 
Bush has promised that we will accept 
no outcome but victory. 

I have been assured by a friend of 
mine in the Reserves that the men and 
women who are bravely fighting are well 
aware of the dissent voiced by protest- 
ers, and I promise you that no one hates 
those protests more than our military 
does. Someone told me that he supports 
the military, yet he is very much against 
the war. How is that possible? I don't get 
it. If you are against the war, you are 
against those who are risking their very 
lives to defend our beloved country and 
our freedom. 

If it were not for wars that have been 
fought, we would not have that freedom. 
We would not even be the United States 
of America. This piece of land would 
have stayed under the rule of a tyrant, 
had we not fought to be free. It came at a 
price - the lives of those willing to fight 
and defend this country. 

You say you have the right to pro- 



test. Yes, you do, but only because the 
Constitution grants you that right. Keep 
in mind - you would not legally be able 
to protest without that right having been 
secured by fighting. 

Nobody particularly enjoys war. It's 
not fun, and yes, people die. However, 
those in the military are all willing to 
fight and give their lives for the USA. 
They know that freedom comes at a 
price, and when we are faced with po- 
tential threats to our way of life, free- 
dom must be defended. Saddam Hussein 
has chemical weapons that could poten- 
tially harm Americans and challenge our 
free lives. Instead of waiting around at 
the risk of being attacked, we must de- 
fend our country now by doing the very 
things we are doing - fighting Iraq. 

I, and the overwhelming majority of 
this country, choose to support President 
Bush, the military and America. I will 
keep praying for my country. I suggest 
you do likewise, and stop insulting the 
Armed Forces. You wouldn't have free- 
dom without their bravery. 

Sincerely, 
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Common sense needed when considering war 



The United States of America is a 
great country. Nowhere else can the most 
educated people steal the spotlight and try 
to sway the public opinion. Also nowhere 
else can uninformed and unqualified 
people comment on things they would be 
better off keeping quiet about. 

There is one very good reason I don't 
normally write 
editorials: I 
don't believe 
I'm qualified 
to make objec- 
tions to the ac- 
tions of our 
government. I 
wholeheart- 
edly believe 
that every per- 
son is granted 
the same 
rights under 
the Constitu- 
tion, JUl io:\\i people take their rights 
places they were never meant to go. 

To be a little more personal, some 
people on this campus should learn when 
not to comment on controversial subjects. 
I am a 2 1 -year veteran of military life 
by default. My dad is still active duty in 
the United States Navy, and if the need 
became great enough, I would serve 




Harry 
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Editor in Chief 



alongside him. For what, you may ask? 
So that the opinionated members of this 
campus could continue complaining 
about how we shouldn't use our military 
force to secure the rights they hold so 
dearly. The military exists to provide for 
the common defense and so that your 
rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of 
happiness will not be infringed. 

For all those who think this war with 
Iraq was about oil: get real. Saddam 
Hussein took advantage of our food for 
oil program by intercepting the goods we 
exchanged for oil and starving his people. 
America has the kind of economic stabil- 
ity (even with our deficit budgeting) that 
other countries wish for. We buy oil not 
because we have to, but because it helps 
keep foreign relations in good standing 
when we spread our wealth. 

For you who think the U.S. should 
have continued operating within the U.N. 
guidelines: you've got to be kidding. 
After all, the U.N. inspections have been 
going on for nine years, during which 
Saddam was able to move his weapons 
however he saw fit because the U.N. had 
to have escorts to inspection sites. The 
inspectors didn't find anything, so 
Saddam must have disarmed, right? 
Here's a reality check: Iraq has been 
known to cooperate with other militant 



Sobering reminder of 
who our neighbors are 

Visit to Holocaust Museum inspires reflection 1 




=Gena Smiths 



Staff Writer 



His soiled face was lying on that 
heavy ground. He had been there for an 
hour. I watched as about 50,000 people 

marched along. 
Many fell un- 
conscious as 
some of 

Hitler's men 
verbally and 
physically tor- 
mented them. I 
had to make 
sure no one was 
watching me; 
otherwise, I'd 
be marching 
with them. 1 had already checked three 
other men who remained on the path as 
a remnant of the cruelty of mankind, but 
they had all died. This man was still 
breathing, though his face looked as pale 
and dead as the others. I checked the 
scene a hundred times and Finally came 
out from my hiding place. I could barely 
pick him up, but somehow I managed to 
drag him about 70 feet from the death- 
march path to my house. I wondered how 
many of my people were doing the same 
thing. 

This piece of fiction was inspired by 
a visit to the United States Holocaust 
Memorial Museum when the Odyssey 
Club went to Washington, D.C. the first 
weekend in April. This was my second 
time viewing the museum, but it was just 
as powerful as the first. I read on one of 
the inscriptions that after the death 
marches, many were left on the path 
about to perish from starvation, cold and 
fatigue. It said that very few German citi- 
zens helped those left behind. 

That image immediately triggered 
the story of the Good Samaritan in my 
thoughts. So often I just think of the 



parables in the Bible as simple stories, 
rather than real life occurrences. The 
whole reason Jesus told that story was 
because a certain lawyer asked him, 
"And who is my neighbor?" 

Those Germans who did help the 
Jews realized that our neighbors are not 
only those who are of the same race or 
even those who live in the same place, 
but anyone in need. 

In my New Testament class, Dr 
Glenn E. Busch pointed out that the 
moral of the story is not to undermine or 
discredit the Levite or the priest's actions 
(who did not help a man laying half-dead 
on the road), but rather to point out that 
it is so easy to find excuses not to get 
involved in other people's lives. We have 
a particular selfishness, making sure 
what we need to do in a day gets done. 
So often I find myself saying. "I could 
help this person or do that for that per- 
son, but I have to get what I need to do 
done today." The real meaning is that we 
need to take risks in life; we need to make 
sure those opportunities don't pass us by; 
otherwise, we will never realize how 
powerful love really is. 

The priests were not allowed to 
touch anything unclean in that day, and 
if the priest in the story had touched this 
man, he would have gone against the law 
and possibly have lost his title as a priest. 
Jesus was pointing out that true love sur- 
passes the law. The German citizens who 
did help the Jews could have easily been 
caught and put to death. They knew the 
power of love: they risked their lives for 
others. 

So the question remains, who is our 
neighbor? We so easily click with a cer- 

See Neighbors, page 8 



dictatorships. If U.S. forces find chemi- 
cal weapons in Iraq (previous reports of 
their discovery have proven false so far), 
what is going to be the U.N. 's response? 
"Whoops," perhaps? 

Anyone who thinks this was simply 
a ploy by Bush to finish his father's work 
needs to look at facts. The one and only 
reason that Presi- 
dent Clinton never 
took this country 
to war against Iraq 
is that he was so 
afraid of military 
action that he used 
bribery and "diplo- 
macy" to keep 
peace. In other 
words: he 

chickened out in 
such a manner that 
it only looked like 
he was getting 
something accom- 
plished. The only reason I make such an 
accusation now is that he is no longer the 
president and I no longer need to support 
him. 

I am not a war-hungry patriot. War 
should always be the last remaining op- 
tion to solving an issue. The truth is that 
no amount of diplomacy is going to stop 



a government that doesn't want to follow 
the rules. In other words, sometimes ask- 
ing nicely isn't enough, and you have to 
go kick some butts. Hitler just nodded at 
the pleas of the other nations as he re- 
armed to start World War II. The world 
was afraid to stop him, and we all know 
where that ended up. Pacifism only gets 
you one result, 
and it's never the 
one you're after 
when dealing with 
a bully. Whether 
you like conflict 
or not, sometimes 
war is the better 
option. 

Another 
thing that really 
irritates me is the 
argument that we 
shouldn't have 
gone to war be- 
cause we had no 



..no amount of diplo- 
macy is going to stop a 
government that 
doesn't want to follow 
the rules... sometimes 
asking nicely isn't 
enough, and you have 
to kick some butts." 



reason to. Prior to September 1 1 , the gov- 
ernment reduced funding to key intelli- 
gence agencies, effectively blinding us to 
groups that wish us harm. The American 
people, however, somehow think that an 
agency under-staffed and under-funded 

See Common Sense, page 6 



Looking at the 'big picture' 



By Bill Piser 

Staff Writer 

How many times have you looked 
back at your life and marveled at how 
quickly today has arrived? This, I am 
sure, is a thought circling through the 
heads of seniors as they prepare to walk 
across the stage in cap and gown, es- 
sentially a transition to the remainder 
of their lives. I myself can hardly be- 
lieve that in one year's time I'll make 
that much-anticipated walk and receive 
a sheet of paper proclaiming that the 
previous four years were not in vain. 

It's funny that we can spend years 
waiting for an event such as a college 
graduation only to savor it for a day and 
proceed to continue with life until what 
was once our focus has been relegated 



to a memory. My point is this: We al- 
ways find ourselves living for that next 
goal or momentous occasion that is off 
on the distant horizon. The journey be- 
tween our present position and that far- 
off destination is merely a consequence 
of our initial goal. It's almost ironic that 
when we accomplish our goal, the very 
aim we had placed so much hope in, we 
obtain such little satisfaction that our 
eyes once again look to the future. Such 
is the nature of human beings. 

Many of you might argue that the 
life I describe above, a life measured by 
achievement and accomplishments, isn't 
such a bad thing. On the surface, I 
would have to agree, yet there is one 
obvious flaw in such an argument. We 

See Perspective, page 6 



Coming of Spring not 
welcomed by student 



By Erin Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

Ah spring! You have the birds, the 
bees, the flowers and the annoying people 
in love. Spring has generally been known 
as a time for new love. I mean, what's 
more romantic than taking a walk in the 
bright sunlight, blanketed in the warm 
temperature and surrounded by flowers? 
What is my simple one-word answer to 
this? Everything. 

Everything is more romantic to me 
than displaying public affection among 
ragweed, pollen and insects. Now you 
cannot exactly call me a cynic, because I 
am all for being in love. However, am I 
the only one who thinks fall or even win- 
ter would be a better season to be in love? 
I'd rather be snuggled up next to a crack- 
ling fire, sprawled out on a bearskin rug. 
OK, the bearskin rug is a little personal. 



but I'm sure you can relate to everything 
else 1 said. 

Picture yourself walking on a cobble- 
stone path, close to a beautiful pond on a 
sunny spring day. You stop in front of 
the pond and take just a few steps off the 
path and view the trees and plants cast- 
ing perfect shadows across the water. 
Now take a look farther down the path in 
the opposite direction. There's someone 
in the distance, who seems to be strug- 
gling. As the person gets closer, you can 
see her sneezing and coughing. Occasion- 
ally, she'll flail her arms in hopes of get- 
ting rid of the gnats. Two children run by 
with a kite, nearly knocking her over. The 
person grunts obscenities and tosses 
pebbles at a couple kissing nearby. Look 
closer. I am definitely that person. I know 
there must be other closet spring-haters 

See Spring, page 8 



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OPINION 



Friday, April 18, 2003 



A reflection on the scary state of the nation 



By Justin Cobb 

Staff Writer 

(Editor's note: This column com- 
bines traditional opinion-writing and itali- 
cized excerpts from a poem by the author. ) 

The day began as any other as m\ 
eyes first opened. I looked around to find 
the tune and there it stood before me. 
Blinking and thinking this couldn't he 
right when my clock said "19X4. " 

Perhaps this will be an exaggeration, 
but it seems that we are headed down a 
path that puts our freedom and our rights 
in jeopardy. As we embark on this "brave- 
new world" of foreign policy, our eyes 
seem blinded to the injustices enacted on 
the rights of American citizens. 

We will live <n a colony and he free 
to do M hat we re told. The dissidents will 
he oppressed and their remains sold. 

Oregon State Senate Bill 742 rests on 
the ballot. It's waiting for its time to be 
heard in much the same way an outbreak 
waits for its time to wreak havoc on the 
population. At this time the legislation 
shows little chance of being passed. Or- 
egon State Senator John Minnis, a Repub- 
lican, is who we have to thank for this 



document that would treat protesters as 
terrorists. The sentence as proposed is 25 
years to life imprisonment. That seems 
fair, doesn't it? Under this bill, a terrorist 
is described as anyone who "plans or par- 
ticipates in an act that is intended, at least 
by some partici- 
pants, to dismpt 
business, trans- 
portation, 
schools, gov- 
ernment or free 
assembly." 
Minnis' targets 
are street-block- 
ing protesters, 
who are appar- 
ently running 
rampant in the 

streets of Oregon as they rally against the 
war in Iraq. 

Critics of the bill claim the language 
is too vague and will erode basic personal 
freedoms. Isn't that what the Bush Ad- 
ministration wants'.' The "Oh, by the way 
department" argues that the right to freely 
assemble is held in the Constitution. If you 
don't believe me. read the First Amend- 
ment; therefore, to charge people who are 



"We will live as a colony 
and be free to do what 
we 're told. The dissi- 
dents will be oppressed 

and their remains sold. ' 



Our lives: all a hoax 



By Joseph Fritz 
Staff Writer 

How will it end.' 

Nonsense. 

When will it really begin ' 

We love and we loathe our aspira- 
tions, our expectations and our anticipa- 
tions. They keep us all living without 
actually allowing us to live; we are con- 
stantly waiting for a conclusion so we can 
begin another story. 

We learn in high school to get into 
college then we'll start our lives. 

We strive for excellence is college so 
we can get good jobs - then we can start 
our real lives. 

We work hard in the job, because 
once we get promoted, then we can re- 
ally live. 

Once we get married, then we can be 
really happy; then we can live how we 
want to live. 



We really want kids; then we can live 
our lives and live vicariously. 

When we retire, that's when it will 
happen; then we can start living. 

If we could only die, then we will 
live... 

We cannot stop ourselves from as- 
piring that is human nature. Even sub- 
consciously we anticipate and create ex- 
pectations of what will happen, even as 
we miss what is happening. Sometimes 
we get so caught up in the aspiration that 
we don't even care when the climax 
comes. We're too busy looking toward the 
horizon to our next target. We are just 
sitting and watching life pass by while we 
look forward asking, "Now what?" 

Ants and sheep walking around, 
masking themselves as real people: there 
are no real people. Who isn't fake? Who 
isn't shady? Who is totally straight up 

See The Joke, page 8 



Editors of the Campus 
Chronicle would like to 
thank our staff writers, 
authors of letters to the 
editor, photographers, and 
our dedicated readers for 
all of your continual sup- 
port. 

We couldn't do it without you! 



assembling peaceably as terrorists creates 
a conundrum for those who seek to up- 
hold personal freedoms. 

Every thought we have is recorded. 
Our lives immortalized on tape and our 
mouths closed with fear. 

Librarians 
have joined the 
fight against the 
infringement 
on personal lib- 
erties by shred- 
ding documents 
that show what 
books were 
purchased or 
borrowed and 
where patrons 
went on the 
internet. This information as well as 
online communications can be targeted by 
the FBI as agents continue to search for 
terrorists in the country. The Patriot Act, 
which made all forms of online interac- 
tion and public records available to the 
government, was devised to help track 
down these domestic terrorists. It does 
help, but again it comes at the cost of per- 
sonal liberties granted by the Constitution. 



Isn't that what dictators want? 

To quote President Bush from Sep- 
tember 20, 2001 , "In our grief and anger 
we have found our mission and our mo- 
ment. Freedom and fear are at war." 

We can call this our prison, our minds 
filled with fear. Control is the only rea- 
son to live and literature is dead. 

People in New Mexico have burned 
copies of the popular Harry Potter book 
series, claiming that M is "occult" because 
it mentions wizards and magic. In the 
words of the great patriot John Ashcroft, 
"Unique among the nations, America rec- 
ognized the source of our character as 
being godly and eternal." He went on to 
conclude that the United States holds "no 
king but Jesus." The attorney general is 
not exactly neutral on the whole freedom 
of religion part of the First Amendment, 
now is he? These words were spoken at 
an address at Bob Jones University on 
May 8, 1999. So we can now clearly see 
why these "protesters" in New Mexico 
burned the books. It's a good thing they 
weren't doing this in Oregon if Bill 742 
were passed, although if the government 

See Deception, page 5 



Augusta National case 
a matter of freedom 

How one woman is taking equality to the extreme^^ 



By Megan Powers 

Staff Writer 

Recently I was in my Business Eth- 
ics course, and we were discussing the 
issue of affirmative action. Naturally , 
the recent Augusta National membership 
controversy came up in our conversa- 
tion. For those of you who have missed 
the news lately, Martha Burk, a leader 
in the National Council of Women's Or- 
ganizations, has attacked the Augusta 
National Golf Club for not allowing 
women to be members of the club. 

She has single-handedly managed 
to make this an issue of national media 
coverage, and has 
forced chairman 
Hootie Johnson to 
drop the 

tournament's 
sponsors for their 
own best interest 
and fund the tour- 
nament commer- 
cial free. She is 
also trying to get 
players to boycott 

the tournament and plans on protesting 
at a nearby site during the length of the 
tournament. All of this, simply because 
she feels it needs to be her own personal 
crusade for women to procure member- 
ship in the club. 

First of all, Augusta National is a 
private organization that has the legal 
right to give membership to whomever 
it chooses. She has no authority to force 
them to give membership to someone if 
the members of the club do not wish to 
do so. However , she seems to think that 
since it is a private institution in a pub- 
lic arena, it should have to go by differ- 
ent regulations than other private orga- 
nizations. This is a woman that has no 
real power in our society at all, yet she 



"I am all for equality, but 
I also respect every 
individual's right to 
have an organization of 
their choosing." 



is being allowed the right to attempt to 
destroy one of the best and most watched 
sporting events in our country. 

I think I speak for many women 
when I say that I am ashamed to have 
Martha Burk claiming to represent all 
women. I do not want to be associated 
with her in any way, shape or form. I 
am all for equality, but I also respect 
every individual's right to have an orga- 
nization of their choosing. Equality does 
not mean we have to be the same, be- 
cause Lord knows men and women will 
never be identical. Just as sororities and 
fraternities are solely female and male 
and there are single-sex universities, 
some clubs have 
the right to be 
single-sex if they 
so choose. Let' s 
face it, men and 
women do not 
need to interact 
with one another 
24 hours a day in 
every aspect of 
their lives. It has 
nothing to do with 
gender equality or discrimination; it is 
just a matter of different preferences. 

Ms. Burk needs to start spending her 
time on something more productive that 
will actually help our society. Instead 
of causing a national controversy over a 
golf club, she should embark on a far 
more important mission that will draw 
our country together rather than divide 
it. Preferably something that does not 
put a damper on one of the few purely 
enjoyable, carefree things we have in our 
society right now, such as a sporting 
event. And if she cannot seem to let go 
of this particular issue, then she can make 
her own club. 

Let's see how many people run to 
join that one. 



A reflection on the scary state of the nation 



Our lives: all a hoax 


Augusta National case 
a matter of freedom 


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Friday, April 18,2003 



OPINION 



Campus Chronicle 5 



Setting the record straight on the Civil War 



By Joel Stubblefleld 

Staff Writer 

At the risk of already being labeled a 
racist for writing about the Civil War as a 
Southerner, I am going 
to attempt to settle 
some of the most 
popular misconcep- 
tions about the war and 
perhaps about the 
South in general. I 
will undoubtedly step 
on some toes, and I 
will not be sorry for 
doing so. 

First things first: the Civil War was 
not fought over slavery. Rather, the war 
was fought for several reasons including 
the rights of states, es- 
pecially the right to se- 
cede. I do not deny 
that slavery was a key 
issue of the time, but 
labeling the Civil War 
as a fight over slaves 
makes the Union 
sound far too innocent. 
Many Northerners had 
slaves just like South- 
erners; however, because of the largely 
agricultural atmosphere of the South, the 
plantation system made the economy such 
that the South possessed more slaves out 
of a necessity for labor, or so Southerners 
of the time would say. From this infor- 
mation, many mistakenly call the South- 
ern cause a racist fight. 

However, the unionists weren't ex- 





actly sympathetic to slaves either. In a 
strongly pro-Union Congress, the Confis- 
cation Act of 1X62 was passed, labeling 
slaves as "contraband." To me. "contra- 
band" doesn't sound like a term of en- 
dearment, nor does 
it sound very sym- 
pathetic to the plight 
of a Southern slave. 
Additionally, many 
forget that the 
Emancipation Proc- 
lamation by Presi- 
dent Lincoln in Sep- 
tember of 1 862 only 
freed slaves in states 
that were currently in rebellion, not all the 
slaves. In fact, had the states in rebellion 
made peace before Jan. 1. 1863, none of 
the slaves would 
have been freed by 
the Emancipation 
Proclamation it 
also seems to me 
that had the Civil 
War been about sla- 
very, the Lincoln 
Administration 
would have made 
such clear following 
the beginning of fighting at Fort Sumter 
in April of 1861. It certainly isn't unrea- 
sonable to consider that Lincoln may well 
have had ulterior motives in his address, 
such as keeping England and France in 
his back-pocket instead of intervening on 
the side of the Confederacy. 

Another frustiating misconception 
about the Civil War is that the "Confed- 



erate" flag, as we know it today, was not 
the flag of the Confederate States of 
America. Initially, the Confederacy had 
a flag of Secession called the Bonnie Blue 
flag. It was a simple blue flag with a 
single star in the middle. 
The first national flag 
adopted by the Confed- 
eracy was known as the 
"Stars and Bars," yet 
looked quite different from 
the flag known by that 
name today. Having a blue 
corner with 1 3 stars in a 
circular pattern and three 
stripes (two red, one 
white), the national flag of the Confed 
erate States of America looked far dif 
ferent from the 
Southern Cross. In 
fact, such a symbol 
didn't appear on a 
national flag until 
May of 1 863 when 
the Confederate 
Congress changed 
to the "Stainless 
Banner," a simple 
white flag with the 
commonly labeled "Confederate" flag in 
the comer. The final flag adopted in 1865 
looked much the same except for a red 
vertical stripe on the right side to distin- 
guish the flag from a sign of truce on war- 
ships. Regardless, there was never an of- 
ficial flag of the Confederacy that was 
an identical rendering of what we often 
see today. Rather, the Southern Cross 
was a CSA battle flag. 





Objectivity and open-mindedness 
essential to journalistic integrity 



By Simona Foltyn 

Staff Writer 

Since the beginning of the war, the 
perception of the conflict with Iraq 
among Americans has significantly 
changed toward being more supportive 
of President Bush's policy. Many claim 
that the reason for this does not auto- 
matically indicate a sudden change of 
opinions about the lightness of this war, 
but is caused by the deliberate selection 
of the right information showed by 
American media. By focusing on the 
spectacle of combat and omitting as- 
pects that make U.S. troops appear in a 
bad light, the audience is left with an 
incomplete impression of the situation 
in Iraq. Critics believe that U.S. media 
are used to represent the opinion of the 
White House and voices that are criti- 
cal or skeptical about the President's 
policy are being excluded and often er- 
roneously classified as Iraqi propa- 
ganda. 

A major issue in truthful reporting 
is a journalist's independence. However, 
American news reports are based on in- 
formation from "embedded" journalists 
only, whose reporting entirely depends 
on what they are told by commanding 
U.S. officers. This creates a non-objec- 
tive, military-based and incomplete 
view of the war. 

At the same time, international 
news agencies complain that reporters 
who are not embedded with the troops 
find it hard to obtain information be- 
cause they are denied access to press 
conferences. 



The war propaganda practiced on a 
daily basis by American media discour- 
ages independent and critical thinking by 
overwhelming the audience with ideal- 
istic thinking. The clear message com- 
municated by TV and newspapers is to 
support the troops and the president, en- 
couraging patriotism and conformity in- 
stead of independent and critical judg- 
ment. 

The conscious selection of informa- 
tion becomes clear when comparing the 
head- 
lines of 
a for- 
e i g n 
and an 
Ameri- 
c a n 
news- 



"Truthful report- 
ing is a 
journalists's inde- 
pendence" 



paper. 
It is in- 
terest- 
ing to 

see how the news programs in this coun- 
try do not dedicate too much broadcast- 
ing time, if any at all, to reports about 
U.S. troops shooting at civilians or bomb- 
ing Iraqi TV stations and hotels housing 
journalists, which are events that have 
been filling the front pages of interna- 
tional media in the past days. 

Of course, one cannot surely say that 
international media provide their audi- 
ence with absolutely truthful information, 
either, since it's impossible for outsiders 
to determine which "version of the truth" 
is right. However, one of the basics of 
journalism should be to look at things 



from different anjles in order to get 
an objective viewpoint. The matters 
addressed above strongly point to- 
wards the fact that this is not the case 
with U.S. media reports on the war. 

Finally, I would like to comment 
on an article that appeared in the pre- 
vious edition of the Campus 
Chronicle about supporting troops and 
the president in times of war. Basi- 
cally, the author is criticizing people 
against the Iraqi War by accus- 
ing them of anything from "be- 
ing at best misguided and at 
worst mentally deficient" to 
"hating their country" to "not 
wishing America to prosper." 
Attacking people who do not 
agree with the U.S. war policy 
and are skeptical about the Tight- 
ness of this war in this kind of 
way is narrow-minded and con- 
flicts with freedom of speech. 
The fact that people disagree 
with the U.S. troops' presence in Iraq 
and question the motives behind this 
conflict does not make them traitors 
to their nation nor ignorant. 

There are many different opin- 
ions about the situation in Iraq, and 
more and more people tend to defend 
their viewpoints with too much pas- 
sion and tcx> little objectivity. Media 
play an important part in this matter, 
having major influence on people's 
opinions and should therefore be com- 
mitted to do their best in providing 
their audience with a complete pic- 
ture of the scene. 



I find it frustrating when people men- 
tion the "Confederate" flag, referring to 
the aforementioned Southern Cross. It es- 
pecially frustrates me when that flag, never 
a national flag of the Confederacy in such 
form, is said to offend due 
to its "representation" of 
slavery. While the Confed- 
eracy possessed slaves, so 
did the Union. Following 
such logic, the American 
flag should offend due to its 
history of slavery as well. 
Unfortunately, the Ameri- 
can past has black marks 
that are unavoidable. A flag 
of history should not be abolished due to 
the hatred of some. 

Hopefully I've 
been successful in my 
endeavor to right two 
common misconcep- 
tions of the Civil War. 
I apologize for the 
amount of historical 
detail within this ar- 
ticle, but I feel it is 
necessary to com- 
pletely understand 
the points I've made. I certainly hope I 
am not automatically called a racist for 
supporting my Southern heritage; how- 
ever. I was tired of seeing the Civil War 
so commonly misrepresented. Hatred is 
an unfortunate aspect of our past. I find it 
depressing to let a flag continue to breed 
such feelings on both sides of the debate, 
when we all know people are the true prob- 
lem. 

Deception, continued from 
page 4 ??!=?=^^=? 

agreed with the protest would it enforce 
the law? 

It '.v nothing new and old it .v not. hut 
somewhere in between. Our country rest- 
ing in its perfection has never been so 
wrong. 

This all brings us to Oakland, Calif., 
of all places, where local authorities re- 
cently fired on anti-war demonstrators. 
Also harmed by the 'non-lethal projec- 
tiles" were several longshoreman stand- 
ing nearby. Trent Willis, of the Interna- 
tional Longshore and Warehouse Union, 
said. "They (the police) shot my guys. 
We're not going to work today. The cops 
had no reason to open up on them." Ap- 
parently, there is some confusion because 
the authorities claim protestors were 
throwing rocks, which more than gives 
them enough reason to open fire, right'.' 
All of these acts occurred in the name of 
patriotism and the preservation of our 
society. 

In the words of Ralph Waldo 
Emerson. "When a whole nation is roar- 
ing Patriotism at the top of its voice. I am 
fain to explore the cleanness of its hands 
and the purity of its heart." This is advice 
that not only was relevant in Emerson's 
time but in ours as well. The ripple effect 
of these incidents and policies may be just 
beginning, but it is time to put an end to 
them before the population loses the free- 
doms this country was founded on. As the 
government diverts your attention to the 
war, look the other way and see what 
they're trying to hide from you. You may 
be surprised by what you find. 

I'll leave you with some more words 
from President Bush, "A dictatorship 
would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no 
question about it." this is from Newsweek. 
Aug. 6, 2001. 



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6 Campus Chronicle 



OPINION 



Friday, April 18, 2003 



College a privilege; 
don't waste this chance 



A lot of people will begin to begin to 
gripe and moan as the end of the semes 
ter and final exams grow near. I'll be one 
of them, at times; a procrastinator, this is 

P truly the time of 
year I hate, as it 
seems all the pro- 
fessors collec- 
tively plot to 
make everything 
possible due at 
the same time. 1 
r^ thought it would 

Drew . 

be appropriate, 

— -^Mclntyre-^^ with this end-of- 

fl Tffff^^lSffffBH vear frustration, 

to bring some 

perspective to the college experience. 

One percent - \%\ - of the people 
on this earth possess an undergraduate de- 
gree. Most of us are already on our way 



to that goal, and 
never stop to think 
how lucky we really 
are. We gel caught up 
in complaining about 
a test, a project, a 
girlfriend or boy- 
friend problem, or the 
leaky faucet in our 
dorm room instead. 
In the big picture, 
such minor inconve- 
niences dwindle to 
insignificance. We 
have the luxury of 
complaining about these things because, 
in our society, a college education is a 
fairly normal if not expected endeavor tor 
a young person. Now, this argument may 
he reminiscent ol your mom telling you 
lo tinish your dinner by saying, "there are 



'The collective expe 
rience of college 
should produce 
individuals who 
have a better un- 
derstanding of 
themselves and the 
world around 



starving kids in Africa that would 
love to have that food;" the argument 
remains valid, however. To be cer- 
tain, there are people all over the 
earth whose primary concern is sur- 
vival, who cannot fathom acquiring 
a higher education. Recognition of 
this fact should serve two purposes, 
then: to make us thankful for the op- 
portunity we have, and to conse- 
quently desire to make the most of 
it. 

People often speak about what 
college is 'about'. Parents will say 
it's about getting an education and 
being able to find a good job (so they 
don't have to take care of you any- 
more). Some of your friends and 
other college age people - and 
MTV's coverage of spring break, al- 
ways eye opening - will say it's all 
one big party. The 
truth is, college is 
about neither (or 
perhaps both). Col 
lege should be about 
growth. No, not the 
freshman fifteen. 
Growing as a per- 
son, in all areas of 
life - mentally, 
physically, socially, 
emotionally, spiritu- 
ally (probably not 
economically 
though). The col- 
lective experience of college should 
produce individuals who have a bet- 
ter understanding of themselves and 
the world around them. Most em- 
See privilege, page 8 



Paul an inspiring example of 
searching for true meaning 



Perspective, continued from 

only have a limited amount of time on 
this earth, and regardless of what we make 
ol ourselves, our personal victories and 
triumphs will never be ours to keep. You 
see, no matter what we say, think or do, 
our lives always revolve around our per- 
sonal interests and gain, no matter how 
selfless our attempts. 
The reality we must face 
is that we only have, 
(iod willing, 50 or 60 
more years to feel good 
about ourselves before 
we find out it was all in 
vain. Perhaps this is 
why true satisfaction 
cannot come from the 
hard work put towards a 
college degree, a suc- 
cessful career or even raising a beautiful 
family. 

This is the conclusion that a man 
named Paul once came to. He initially 
believed, like many of us, that life con- 
sists only of who we make ourselves out 
to be. Paul had great confidence that he 
was from a favorable heritage, that he was 
an upstanding, moral person and that his 
achievements added to his overall worth 
as a human being. Years later, this once 
self-centered individual would write the 



page 3 



"He [Paul] had 

discovered a 

lasting joy and a 

goal worthy of 

pursuit." 



gain to me. those things I have counted 
as loss tor the sake of Christ. More 
than that, I count all things to be loss 
in view of the surpassing value of 
knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." 

Obviously, a powerful change 
had come in Paul's life where all that 
he once valued, his 
life and his works, 
suddenly mattered 
no more. He had 
discovered a lasting 
joy and a goal wor- 
thy of pursuit. We, 
lOO, must find a goal 
that is truly worthy 
of such pursuit. 

It only makes 
sense to me that we, 
like the apostle Paul, stop scanning the 
horizon and search only for a lasting 
joy. I can guarantee that the morning 
following graduation, more than a few 
former college students will find 
themselves reevaluating where 
they've been and where they are 
headed. They will look forward to dis- 
covering the perfect job or getting 
married or some other distant goal 
where only time stands in the way of 
its accomplishment. Without a doubt, 



The left: hypocritical 
defenders of terror 



By Josh Farrington 
Staff Writer 

By the time this is puhlished the war 
very well may be over, and likewise so 
may be all the peace protests. However, 
the now somewhat dated protests of war 
on Iraq reveal a rarely seen side of the 
liberal movement within the United 
States. 

Central to the liberal creed is their 
open support of all under oppression and 
those denied basic rights. Within the 
United States, "corporate America" is 
often blamed for the exploitation of 
workers world-wide, and Israel is often 
the primary target of accusations of hu- 
man rights abuses in their handling of 
the Palestinians. However, when it came 
to a true villain in Saddam Hussein, the 
liberals abandoned 
their creed, and re- 
fused to stand up for 
the oppressed and 
exploited people of 
Iraq. 

"Yes, Saddam is 
evil, but war is never 
an option, or is only 
a last resort" man) 
within the peace 
movement claim. 
Let's examine some 
of the things which do make Mr. Hussein 
"evil." After the first Gulf War, the 
Hussein regime killed over 5(M).()0() Ira- 
qis that attempted to overthrow his op- 
pressive government. Three years be- 
fore that, during the l°KS Anfal Cam- 
paigns, whose purpose was to rid Iraq 
of the Kurds, over 12(),(KM) were killed; 
the Human Rights Watch believes up to 
KK).O(K) v\crc women and children. It 
would take 43 more 9- 1 1 *S to equal that 
number of dead. Also according to Hu- 
man Rights Watch ruing his regime, 
Saddam authorized the destruction ol 
over 2.(MK) towns and villages within the 
borders of Iraq. 

What do the Iraqis themselves say 
about Saddam'.' Recently, over 35().(XX) 
former Iraqis signed a letter of appre- 
ciation thanking British Prime Minister 
Tony lair for standing up for the Iraqi 
people. Another letter sent to Bair from 
within Iraq wrote, "The regime must go. 



"Such blatant hypocrisy 
is becoming more and 
more obvious as the 
liberal movement 
shows its true colors 
of anti-Americanism. " 



If it is not removed, that's it, we give 
up." 

That's what the Iraqis say about 
Saddam; now let's examine what the 
groups sponsoring the peace rallies 
say about the "true oppressor" of the 
world, the United States. According 
to A.N.S.W.E.R., one of the largest 
sponsors of the protests, it is the 
United States that wants the "elimi- 
nate independence for all countries in 
that region," the Middle East. An- 
other prominent group, Not In Our 
Name, also claims the United State 
has "instituted new measures of re- 
pression" around the world. Demo- 
cratic Presidential candidate John 
Kerry even said that it is the United 
States itself that needs a "regime 
change." 

The Iraqis 
only hope is in 
the destruction of 
Saddam's re- 
gime. For the 
past 100 years, 
oppressed people 
like the Iraqis 
have turned to 
the left for sup- 
port, but recently 
the left has 
turned a blind 
eye to all those oppressed in Iraq. The 
left has found who they believe is the 
true oppressor of the world, the 
United States. Such blatant hypoc- 
risy is becoming more and more ob- 
vious as the liberal movement within 
the United States begins to show its 
true colors of anti-Americanism. 

All is not lost for the Iraqis, 
though. They may have few allies in 
the supposedly "compassionate" left, 
but have true friends within the "com- 
passionate" conservatives of this 
country. I would be the most liberal 
of all liberals if the left actually prac- 
ticed what it preached, but instead it 
opts to claim to represent the op- 
pressed, yet turns its back when the 
oppressed need help the most. 

AH that it takes for evil to pros- 
per is for good men to do nothing, and 
that is exactly what the peace move- 
ment has done for the people of Iraq. 



Common Sense, continued from 
page 3 - 



should be able to stay on top of the 
world. Naturally, after the self-pro- 
claimed greatest country in the world 
was attacked to the disbelief of its 
people, the CIA, NSA and FBI all have 
full staffs once again. 

The truly baffling part of all of this, 
however, is this "lack of proof of 
Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, 
according to some critics of the war. If 
the intelligence community says to the 
government, "We have reason to believe 
[insert accusation here]," there's going 
to be a reason that you don't need to 
know about. That's how intelligence 
works: You bug a room here, have in- 



formants there and if you let the wrong 
people know how we find these things 
out, the informants get killed, people 
don't talk in the bugged room any- 
more and we're blind again. As an 
American citizen, you have the right 
to protest, and you have the right to 
support any military action carried out 
by your elected government (yes, even 
if you didn't vote for it), but you cer- 
tainly do not have the right to be in 
the inner loop of the decision-making. 
Lastly, no matter what you read 
on the Internet, the citizens cannot 
vote to impeach the president, not 
even online. 



following: "But whatever things were the hopes and dreams of many will 



center on that next moment of joy, that 
fleeting feeling of worth and meaning 
which time will quickly steal away again. 
So as the class of 2(X)3 finishes a seg- 
ment of the race of life, I encourage all 
High Point students to consider the big pic- 



ture. Thoroughly examine who you are 
and find out what you are living for. It 
goes without saying that time will con- 
tinue to fly by, making mere memo- 
ries out of what was once this vivid re- 
ality of our college days. 



College a privilege; 
don't waste this chance 



The left: hypocritical 
defenders of terror 



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Friday, April 18,2003 



NEWS 



Campus Chronicle 7 



Long term thinking necessary for future citizens 



By Nickie Doyal 

Staff Writer 

Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks, associate 
director of the Whidbey Institute, a 
think-tank in Washington state, asked the 
audience at the Finch Lecture: "What is 
calling us, you and me, in our time to 
the longest stride of souls we have ever 
taken as a human family?" 

Parks spoke in Hayworfh Chapel 
about what will be required of a citizen 
in the 21st century and about the con- 
cept of a local Commons and its expan- 
sion to a Global Commons. 

Parks said, "The Commons was a 
place of memorials, celebrations, com- 
merce, communications, plays and pro- 
tests. This space provided a sense of a 
shared life within a manageable frame. 
You and I are now asked to participate 
in a shared life with not so manageable 
a frame." 

Of the new Global Commons, she 
said, "It takes a long stride of soul to 
step into citizenship in this new Com- 
mons because it is complex. It is enor- 
mously diverse and we are finding at 
least for now it is morally ambiguous." 
The new Commons contains con- 
flict which Parks realized after a col- 
league expressed shock that Palestinians 
celebrated the Sept. 1 1 attack on 



America. Parks understood the Pales- 
tinians want a homeland and look at the 
U.S. as a cause of their pain. She said, "I 
also realized that my homeland, the U.S., 
had been hurt and I was feeling that pain, 
and that is a complex set of things to 
hold." 

Last week Parks saw a table of yel- 
low ribbons in the dining hall. Parks said 
she was willing to wear a ribbon because 
she cares deeply about our troops. She 
told of how another student asked her to 
wear a round blue pin. She said, "It has a 
dove and the name of an Iraqi adolescent 
(on it), and by wearing this pin I pledge 
or promise to pray for him." Parks talked 
of how a complex set of thoughts was 
symbolized through the wearing of both 
the ribbon and the pin. In the new Global 
Commons, she said, "We are being asked 
to take multiple points of view with em- 
pathy for each at the same time." 

Parks described interviewing 
Harvard Business School candidates and 
finding that many of them had never been 
asked the big philosophical questions. 
She said, "No one had privileged them 
with questions of vocation and purpose 
and what they wanted to do with their one 
wild and precious life. These are ques- 
tions of meaning, purpose and faith, such 
as why is suffering so pervasive, what are 
the values and limitations of my culture, 



what is my society or my God asking 
of me and what do I want the future to 
look like?" 

"But there are also questions," con- 
tinued Parks, "that are particular to our 
time in history." They include why is 
there a growing gap between the haves 
and the have-nots, why are anti-depres- 
sants being prescribed in increasing 
numbers to children and why is the 
prison population growing?" Parks 
said, "All of these questions are about 
the relationship of self and world and 
these questions cannot be ducked as ir- 
relevant or not making sense." 

According to Parks, "In a world 
gone busy, there are two institutions in 
the ecology of the commons we count 
on to nurture and provide contempla- 
tive, reflective, awakening times. These 
are religious institutions and institutions 
of higher education." She said. "We 
need to remind ourselves whether in 
church, or on the athletic field, in the 
lab or in a committee meeting that we 
need to create... contemplative time." 

Parks said. " As a society you and 
I tend to think in the short term. We like 
fast food, quarterly earnings, quick turn- 
arounds. The new Global Commons is 
asking us to reorient ourselves in space 
and time to live in a big here and a long 
now." 



Tucker, continued from front page 

group of mail boxes in the room. If the 
box number is not written on the letter, 
Jean usually knows it already and 
quickly jots it down and tosses it on the 
proper pile. She has already arranged all 
the packages on the table, readying them 
for her student worker to write slips that 
will be put into mailboxes to alert stu- 
dents of their packages. Jean claims to 
enjoy sorting mail. "It keeps me occu- 
pied. It's busy work, and I like being 
busy," she says. 

Jean did not start her work here in 
the post office. In 1978, she was look- 
ing for a job to fill her time because her 
son had just gone to school. She was 
hired as a secretary for the American 
Humanics program. She worked there 
for seven years before moving to the post 
office. 

At 10 a.m., it is time to take the 
administration's mail to Roberts Hall. 
Jean loads the bundles of mail into her 
buggy, an awkward metal contraption 
that is hard to steer and looks somewhat 
like a cross between a shopping cart and 
a laundry hamper. She dons her thick 
winter coat and earmuffs. She says she 
used to be embarrassed to wear these. 
"That's one good thing about getting 
older. You don't care what you look like 
anymore," she says. 

Then Jean makes the trek across the 
street and onto the sidewalk that seems 
like it should have ruts in it from her 
daily trips over the years This is the way 
most people see her on campus, her 
dainty legs going a little fast for them- 
selves and her long hair, pulled half up 
and naturally curling on the ends, trail- 
ing behind her. She wears a look on her 
face that says she is on a mission. 

At each office, she stops briefly to 
exchange greetings with the various sec- 
retaries, who all want to know how she 
is doing. One asks her if she has been 
back to the animal shelter lately in her 
search of a new dog. Another inquires 
about how Jason, her son, likes his new 
job in Virginia. 

She smiles and makes a joke or two 
and goes on to the next office. In truth. 



she feels a loss, a big empty hole in her 
heart where Jason and Zarathustra the 
dalmatian used to be. Jason finished up 
college at NC A & T State last spring and 
moved out of his mother's house with the 
dog to live in Virginia. 

Since then. Jean has not been the 
same. At 54, this is the first time she has 
ever lived by herself. She admits now her 
house is cleaner. She does not spend so 
much time doing laundry, but she feels 
rather lonely. 

She thinks the only way to help this 
loneliness is to fill her house with a new 
dog. "1 want another puppy," she says 
longingly. "Maybe a couple of puppies." 

Jean's canine pride is showcased all 
over the mailroom from her dalmatian 
posters to the dog greeting cards taped to 
the wall and a little dalmatian doll with 
moveable arms and legs that sits next to 
the framed picture of Zarathustra lying 
tranquilly on a porch swing. 

Her face 
gleams as she 
picks up the 
picture. "His 
birthday's 
next Tuesday. 
He'll be 8 
years old. I've 
got to go shopping this weekend. We gave 
him a party last year with hats and every- 
thing," Jean says. 

The post office window opens at 
10:45 for students to buy stamps and pick 
up packages. Most of the time, Jean lets 
her student workers handle this so she can 
work on the mail that needs to be for- 
warded, but sometimes she sits there and 
jokes with the students, teasing them that 
she has lost their packages or eaten the 
cookies their parents have sent. "They 
make me feel young," she says. "Being 
around the kids makes me feel like I'm 
still in the loop." The only part she dis- 
likes is when the students repeatedly ask 
for the combinations to their mailboxes. 
"It's a responsibility thing," she says. "I 
want them to learn responsibility, like I'm 
their mom." 

As the afternoon wears on, faculty 



"Being around the 
kids makes me feel 
like I'm still in the 
loop." 



and staff members come and go, check- 
ing their mail. Many times, they stop to 
unload the day's stressful events to the 
attentive ear of the mail lady. Jean hears 
tales of sick babies, bad bosses, tight 
budgets, hirings, firings, vacation plans 
and complaints about all the junk mail 
being received, as envelopes she te- 
diously sorted that morning are dis- 
carded into the wastebasket. 

Jean feels pride that people confide 
in her. "I don't necessarily think I have 
good advice, but it makes me feel good 
that they trust me that I'm not going to 
go tell. We all need somebody to listen 
to us," she says with a smile. "When they 
talk to me, I really am concerned by 
what they feel" 

The afternoon holds one more trip 
with the buggy, this time a pick-up at 
Roberts Hall. Jean snaps a rubber band 
around the haphazard stacks of outgo- 
ing mail from each office. 

Back in the mailroom, 
Jean quickly tosses the 
on-campus mail in a box to be 
put up later. Then she weighs 
the larger envelopes and inter- 
national mail on the small, 
computerized scale on the 
table. She types the correct 
amount of postage into the meter and 
pushes the "on" button. The machine 
sucks the letters through and spits them 
out on the opposite side, the red ink dry- 
ing as the letters slide down the con- 
veyor belt. She packs all the outgoing 
mail into crates and trays. It is now ready 
for the maintenance workers to come 
and take to the city post office at 3:30. 
After they come, Jean sits at her 
desk and fidgets with her computer 
mouse. She gets out a crossword puzzle. 
She calls her friend Susan, who works 
in security. This is her least favorite part 
of the day, when she is not busy. 

However, even though she gets 
bored at the end of the day, she still likes 
her job overall. "I like the independence 
and that they've entrusted this whole 
thing to me and trust me to do it without 
somebody watching over me all the 



Editor explains 
mishap in last 
issue and ext- 
ends farewell 

By Harry Leach 

Editor in chief 

Newspapers exist in a fickle atmo- 
sphere. By now, undoubtedly every 
concerned person has seen the misfor- 
tune that struck our March 28 issue. A 
plague of strange symbols appeared 
where apostrophes and quotation marks 
were supposed to go. When it comes 
right down to it, the whole thing was 
my fault. I was more concerned with a 
deadline than turning out a great issue 
like it should have been. Neither I nor 
our printing company informed the ad- 
viser of the difficulty. In my four hours 
of trying to correct the problem, I also 
thought that the outbreak was confined 
to only two stories, not the entire pa- 
per, as it were. 

For those people that contributed 
and worked so hard on the issue. 1 am 
truly sorry. The good news is that the 
original layout file looks superb; it was 
only in converting it to a PDF that the 
glitch occurred, so for those interested 
in building your journalistic portfolio, 
contact someone on staff for a clean 
print-out of the pages you contributed 
to. 

The reason I say newspapers exist 
in a fickle atmosphere isn't because of 
a technical error, however. A great ad 
vantage I seem to have is that I'm able 
to hear casual comments in hallways, 
the cafeteria and various other campus 
location! because of my relative ano- 
nymity. Ordinarily, criticisms are taken 
at face value, and I keep quiet and try 
to improve in the next issue. Addition- 
ally, any publication that comes out on 
a regular schedule can be easily praised 
for one issue and dragged through the 
mud the very next. The only way to 
eliminate this bi-polar situation would 
be to remove the human element, but 
publications exist for the people, so that 
isn't really possible. 

I had intended for this piece to be 
my farewell after a great issue, but 1 
suppose an apology will have to suf- 
fice. Due to my increasingly difficult 
schedules, I will no longer be the edi- 
tor for the Campus Chronicle. I've 
been involved with this publication for 
two and one-half years now, and I have 
seen it grow tremendously. I am sure 
that the paper will be in good hands 
even though I will still extend whatever 
skills that may be requested next year, 
albeit not in an editorial position. I wish 
I could be stepping out on a more posi- 
tive note, but life has a funny way of 
changing your plans without asking, so 
instead I will just say that it has been a 
lot of fun to have such an extensive in- 
volvement with the Chronicle. 

Best of luck to everyone in what- 
ever lies ahead for you. 



time," she says. 

At 5 p.m. Jean is happy to leave. She 
says that some mornings it feels like she 
never went home. 

Some day Jean would like to move 
near Jason, and she would really like 
grandchildren. When she retires, she 
says, "I want to look back some day and 
say I helped somebody. That's more im- 
portant to me than acquiring money or 
material things." 



K Campus Chronicle 



OPINION 



Friday, April 18,2003 



The art of finding inner peace 



By Brandon Wright 

Staff Writer 

Sometimes we lose track of what 
is going on in our lives. It happens to 
people all the time. We forget what is 
going on; in fact, we have no clue what 
exactly is happening at all. Is this what 
I want to do? Am I old enough to know 
what I want to do'.' Am I following the 
right path? If I am, why isn't every- 
hody else? And then there is the 
dreaded, what does it all mean? You 
can zone out forever thinking ahout this 
stuff. Well. I was thinking ahout stuff 
like that recently, and I discovered that 
it is just not worth the time. 

College is a crazy time. It is a time 
for learning, which is always a little 
rough. It is a time for fun, which should 
just he always. Most of all, it is just a 
time for living. It's a time to experi- 
ment and open up your eyes. Some- 
times people forget that that is what col- 
lege stands for. Whether you are the 
type of person who sits in front of a 
video game, sits in front of a desk and 
reads hooks, goes to the cluh to pick 
somehody up. goes to church a lot and 
reads the Bible all the time or just sits 
in front of the bong, smokes and listens 



to music-It doesn't matter. People need 
to do what makes them happy, and that is 
pretty much the bottom line 

People come into college with goals 
For some, it is to be a lawyer in seven 
years For some, it is to learn how to 
write. For some, it is to learn how to live 
in a different country. Then again, for 
some, it is to do the longest keg-stand in 
history. A kid who does dope all the time 
isn't necessarily going to agree with the 
goals of the future doctor. But by the same 
token, someone who sits in his room all 
the time and dreams about his future as a 
rocket scientist isn't going to see eye to 
eye with a kid who gets wrecked every 
night. But that doesn't mean either per- 
son is wrong. It is just a different person, 
upbringing, personality, or any number of 
factors that could affect the way a person 
thinks and what he wants to do. So I just 
say don't rain on the parade. No matter 
whose parade it is. Whether it be yours 
or someone else's. People just ought to 
be happy. 

It has rained enough recently to make 
everyone miserable. Isn't that enough? 
We shouldn't let our worries take our- 
selves out of the game. The game of life 
is all about going for it. You have to live 
in the moment. There is no point in dwell- 



ing over things that will only give you 
more drama. Save the drama for your 
mama. This is college, and if you're 
not having fun, what happened to your 
youth? 

I remember earlier in the year a 
kid who I am friends with was shoot- 
ing a toy rubber dart gun in the cafete- 
ria. He almost had to fight over it be- 
cause some people were simply observ- 
ing him, shooting a salt shaker, not 
shooting people. I remember an older 
girl saying, "Look, I know it's hard for 
you to understand being mature since 
you're a freshman...." You basically 
know what she said next. She men- 
tioned how mature she and her friends 
were in comparison to him. 

My friend doesn't go here any- 
more, but I know where he is, he's 
happy. He might not make the most 
money in life, but he's happy and that's 
all that matters. He learned over his 
time here as much as any engineering 
major. He learned that the most impor- 
tant thing is to be happy and at peace 
with oneself. All that girl learned was 
how to put herself on a pedestal ahead 
of someone else. So who really got 
schooled? We all just need to live, and 
that's all. 



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Neighbors, continued 
from page 3 ■ 



tain group of people. So though we 
may not he titled "Samaritans'" or 
"Germans'" or even "Jews," wo cat- 
egorize ourselves. Many times it is 
easy to help those we know so well, 
hut are we willing to risk our lives, 
our reputations, our positions in our 
social groups by helping out those we 
rarely talk to, even if they never ask 
us to? 

Are we willing to expand the 
definition of neighbor? Are we will- 
ing to love our neighbors as ourselves, 
or will it take something big like a 
death march where 56,000 of our 
"neighbors'" walk in front of our 
houses and scream out— simply by the 
looks on their faces— how much we 
need to love each other. 



Spring, continued from 
page 3 === 



out there. 

Beautiful spring, filled with sun- 
shine, (lowers and love. Oh, not to 
mention allergies, unruly children and 
gross displays of public affection. 
I'm definitely not a cynic. How much 
longer until winter? 



The Joke, continued from 
page 4 ! 



about everything? We all have skel- 
etons, and we are all too afraid to let 
them oul of the closet. After all, what 
would they think of us if we did? 

Nothing is real, not the way we 
all think it is. We work jobs we can't 
stand to buy worthless merchandise 
we don't need. We're all a bunch of 
slaves to a system that would rather 
write us off as a liability than deal with 
us as people. We exist as pawns in a 
chess game run by corporations and 
bureaucracies. What is real? What is 
truth'.' Who knows what it is ? What 
do you know? You know what they 
want you to know; you know what 
they tell you: you do as they say. 

And now that you know, my live- 
stock masqueraders, what are you go- 
ing to do about it? 

Privilege, continued 
from page 6 ^— 



ployers nowadays train and educate 
their employees on what they need for 
their individual jobs; most of what 
you learn in college probably won't 
be used in the "real world." Does this 
void your four years of college'.' Not 
at all. Remember, college, like life, 
is about the journey - not the destina- 
tion. 

It is in this manner that one 
should approach their education. 
Though it is easy to become distracted 
and forget how fortunate we are or 
what college is about, we must all 
watch ourselves to ensure we keep 
things in perspective. In the long run. 
these little things will only become 
smaller, and you will possess some- 
thing that 99% of the rest of the world 
cannot claim. College, as with any 
stage of life, can be pretty rough. 
Always remember, though, that as 
hard as life is, it beats the alternative. 







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Campus Chronicle 9 



'Apogee': our literary masterpiece 



By Donalee Goodrum- White 

Special to the Chronicle 

There is one word that almost ad- 
equately describes this year's "Apogee," 
outstanding. From glossy cover to glossy 
cover, the spring 2003 literary journal is 
packed with surprises including talent, 
tears, ticklers and tributes. 

The excellence begins on the front 
cover. Senior Kelly Green's black and 
white photograph of a ladder that takes 
the reader's eye and imagination from the 
darkness at the bottom to the portal of 
light at the top indicates the beginning of 
a literary journey. 

The 2003 "Apogee" is very accom- 
modating. Besides the usual acknowledg- 
ments, the journal includes a contributors' 
section highlighting short biographies of 
the 28 authors. This journal is small 
enough to tote in a handbag, stiff enough 
to stand upright on a bookshelf and la- 
beled on the binding for easy retrieval. 

There is a touching "Homage to Alice 
Sink" recognizing the beloved English 
professor's years of dedication as advi- 
sor for past literary publications. Sink 



enters partial retirement next year. Her 
short story "Dibs" follows the tribute. This 
delightful short is as Deep South as fried 
chicken and true to Sink's creative writ- 
ing technique of expanding "a nugget" 
into a flavorful yarn. 

All 1 7 of the winning works from last 
fall's Phoenix Literary Festival XXXIII 
are reprinted in the journal, including high 
school contributors. Reading this collec- 
tion straight through is a study in the 
maturation process of human beings. It is 
fun to see the difference in perspectives 
students develop from high sch<x)l to col- 
lege. 

The years traveled between the two 
may not be many, but the experiences are 
vastly different. High Point freshman Ali 
Wassell's sobering poem "Remembrance 
(Standing on the Road at Majdanek)" 
about her great-grandmother's World War 
II experiences contrasts sharply with 
Northwest Guilford High School's Nora 
Anderson's "All I want for Christmas..." 
where she requests from her parents 
(among other whimsical items) "Maybe 
a few tanned cabana boys with lovely bi- 
ceps." 



Sandler remains classic 
in 'Anger Management' 



By Drew Mclntyre 

Opinion Editor 

Adam Sandler is back in classic form, 
and this time he has a new partner-in- 
crime: Jack Nicholson. They co-star in 
"Anger Management," a true-to-form 
piece for Sandler, and for Nicholson, a 
chance to completely unhinge. Though 
it has (surprise, surprise) met with disdain 
from critics, the rest of us will enjoy this 
unapologetic comedy. Produced by 
Sandler, "Anger Management" will leave 
the average moviegoer - and especially 
the average college student - hoarse from 
laughter by the closing credits. 

Mr. Sandler ("Happy Gilmore," "Big 
Daddy") stars as Dave Buznick, a low- 
level business executive who designs 
clothing for morbidly obese cats. His love 
interest is Linda, played by the beautiful 
MarisaTomei, whose plot involvement is 
minimal until the end nears. Picked on 
as a child, Buznick is ordered to undergo 
anger management after getting into an 
altercation on an airplane. He is assigned 
to Dr. Buddy Rydell (Nicholson), an an- 
ger therapist with rather unorthodox meth- 
ods. Buznick's concern is initially mini- 
mal, when it is only group therapy he has 
to endure. The group it- 
self is wild; John Turturro 
as an ex-military with vio- 
lent delusions, Krista 
Allen (the infamous el- 
evator girl from "Liar 
Liar") as one half of a pair 
of adult film stars and oth- 
ers are often seen outside 
the counseling sessions as 
well. Things take a turn 
for the insane when, following another an- 
ger incident. Dr. Rydell moves in with 
Buznick and stays with him every wak- 
ing minute. Rydell pushes him to the ex- 
treme - making Buznick fix him break- 
fast, destroying his CD collection, and 
making him sing show tunes when he 
feels angry - all in the name of therapy. 
Bit parts are filled with familiars: SNL 



alum Kevin Nealon as Buznick's attorney. 
Heather Graham (Austin Powers 2) as a 
beautiful woman at a bar, and some of 
Sandler's friends from movies such as 
"The Waterboy" and "Big Daddy" will 
please movie fans. 

This isn't a movie for the critics, so 
ignore everything they say about it. The 
comedy is simple, but given in massive 
and intense doses. Sandler's performance 
is classic; unlike the $20 million dollar 
stars like Jim Carey, who forget their co- 
medic roots and audiences, and go on to 
mistakenly try serious roles in movies 
such as "The Majestic," Sandler thank- 
fully remains true to form and fans. 
Nicholson, in a role befitting his talents, 
makes the movie. His character's ridicu- 
lous smile and slight insanity are remi- 
niscent of his Joker in "Batman," and the 
devil-may-care attitude is right from "As 
Good as it Gets." The two stars play off 
each other; Nicholson's madness and 
Sandler's repressed angst and violent out- 
bursts compliment each other well. 

Some have called recent Sandler 
films - including this one - "inside jokes" 
of sorts. Like Kevin Smith, he fills his 
movies with friends and running gags (the 
"you can do it!" of other Sandler films is 

continued in 
this one). 
This is only 
a weakness 
if you are 
unfamiliar 
with the 
body of 
work; and if 
you are a 
college stu- 
dent who hasn't seen movies like 
"Waterboy" or "Big Daddy," you simply 
have not experienced life to its fullest. Ok, 
so maybe I'm exaggerating... but those 
movies and this one are a lot of fun. Do 
yourself a favor as exams role around and 
see "Anger Management," it is exactly the 
brand of therapy college students need 
about now. 




The age-experience differences con- 
tinue through the journal with works by 
High Point English professors and older 
non-traditional college students like se- 
nior Nickie Doyal's hard-hitting poem 
"Tear" about the pains and joys associ- 
ated with adoptions. Other works reflect 
cultural diversity. Junior Angel Ashton's 
"Girasols" and senior Yessica Vasquez's 
"Latina" grant readers glimpses into the 
Latin heart. Differences or similarities 
between humans and other creatures are 
examined (sometimes too closely) in 
Ashton's memorable short story 
"Roaches." It is a real biological thriller. 

The journal's section "Focus" fea- 
tures a collection of poems by a single 
artist. Justin Martin, a December 2002 
graduate, wrote the poems last summer 



during his tour of Europe. The 1 1 pieces 
not only take the readers on the tour but 
into Martin's mir.d as he reflects on his 
experiences. It is a wonderful in-depth 
study by a talented thinker. 

"Apogee" was commendably edited 
by Professor of English Marion Hodge, 
who was assisted by Gena Smith and 
Quinton Lawrence. From start to finish. 
"Apogee" 2003 contains some of the best 
in literary works an HPU publication has 
ever offered. 

If you didn't get a copy, you weren't 
alone. This kind of quality is produced 
for a high price, and this year's staff de- 
cided to spend the budget on fewer but 
more expensive journals. You can peruse 
a copy of "Apogee" at the Herman H. and 
Louise M. Smith Library. 



Muddy Waters: 
king of the blues 



By Dennis Kern 

Staff Writer 

Well, here it is. the final paper of 
the 2002/2003 school year. Over the 
course of this period of time, I've writ- 
ten about a handful of what I consider 
to be forgotten blues greats, artists such 
as Albert King, Rory Gallagher and 
Michael Bloomfield. I'd like to end the 
year just a little bit differently, though; 
I'd like to tell you about not only one 
of the giants of the blues, but also one 
of the most important American musi- 
cians of all time, McKinley 
Morganfield. 

He's not really known by that 
name, of 
course, but 
everybody 
has heard of 
Muddy Wa- 
ters, whether 
the person is a 
fan of the 
blues or not. 
Muddy Wa- 
ters was born 
in 1915 in 
Rolling Fork, 
Miss. Like 
thousands of 
African- 
Americans 
before him, 
Muddy spent his formative years work- 
ing the plantations by day, but after 
work, he strived to learn the Delta blues 
of his two idols, Robert Johnson and 
Son House. 

Waters made his first recordings in 
1941 for Alan Lomax, who was pro- 
ducing records for the Library of Con- 
gress. Muddy arrived in Chicago in 
1943, and quickly became one of the 
dominant figures on the electric blues 
scene. Without question, part of Waters' 
success can be traced to the incredibly 
talented sidemen that spent time in his 
band. Jimmy Rogers, Earl Hooker, 
Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cot- 
ton, Willie Dixon, Otis Spann and 
Pinetop Perkins, blues legends in their 
own right, cut their musical teeth back- 
ing Muddy Waters. This speaks well of 
the nurturing side of Waters' personal- 
ity. He always encouraged band mem- 
bers to step out and follow their dreams. 



Blues scholars believe that be- 
tween the years 1951 and 1960, the 
records that Muddy Waters made were 
among the very best blues songs ever 
and defined what to this day is thought 
of as Chicago Blues. It was these same 
recordings that became favorites of 
both black audiences here and white 
musicians all over England. Many of 
these superstars of the British rock 
scene would later record an album 
with Muddy, The London Muddy Wa- 
ters Sessions. 

The popularity of the blues began 
to diminish in the early '70s, and Wa- 
ters was not immune to this downturn 
in pubic support. Of all the white 

Hues-jock 
guitar- 
ists who 
loved 
Muddy 
Waters, 
none 
was so 
impor- 
tant as 
the one 
who en- 
t e r e d 
Waters' 
life at 
this time 
and 
helped 

to resurrect his career, Johnny Winter. 
Beginning in 1977, Johnny Winter 
produced and played on a series of 
Muddy Waters albums that were both 
critical and commercial successes. 
Hard Again, Muddy "Mississippi ' 
Waters Live and King Bee were largely 
re-recordings of older songs, but done 
with a breath-taking intensity. One 
song in particular, "Mannish Boy" 
from the live album is so visceral, so 
unrelentingly gut-wrenching that it's 
practically a force of nature. 

Muddy Waters died of a heart at- 
tack in 1983 and was inducted into the 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. 
For those of us who love the blues. 
Muddy Waters will forever be the bar 
by which all other artists will be mea- 
sured. Speaking for those same blues 
fans everywhere, I'd just like to say, 
"Thanks, Muddy. Life is better with 
your music a part of it." 




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Defeating odds, 50 Cent tops the charts 



He survived the life most others only rap about 



By Pamela-Montez Holley 

Staff Writer 

He's been stabbed, shot nine times 
(including a 9mm to the face) and man- 
aged to overcome a violent and turbulent 
life. 

This hot rapper, who seems to have 
just burst onto the scene, certainly "wears 
an 'S' on his chest." His new album is 
being compared to classics like Nas's 
lllmatic and the Notorious B.I.G.'s 
Ready to Die. His singles "Wanksta" and 
"In Da Club" are being played in heavy 
rotation on radio stations all over the 
country. Twenty-six-year-old Curtis "50 
Cent" Jackson is quickly becoming one 
of the hottest rap artists in the industry. 

Born in Queens, N.Y., 50 Cent was 
raised without his father, and his mother 
was found dead when he was in his teens. 
He dealt crack just to get by and went 
through a life most rappers write about 
in their songs, but never have never ac- 
tually lived. It wasn't until his son was 
born that he decided to turn his life around 
by entering the rap game. 



After he worked with the late Jam 
Master Jay of Run DMC (who taught him 
how to count bars and structure songs) and 
Columbia Records in 1 999, 50 Cent's al- 
bum, Power of the Dollar was produced 
in only a couple of weeks. This work 
contained a hit song "Thug I^ove" that fea- 
tured Destiny's Child and another single 
titled "How to Rob" in which 50 Cent 
talks about how he can rob Jay-Z, 
Timbaland, Master P, Big Pun, Ghostface 
Killah and Sticky Fingaz. The album was 
described as superior, stellar and a sure 
classic by several magazines. But trying 
times were about to enter the young 
rapper's life once again. 

Power of the Dollar was heavily 
bootlegged, and 50 Cent was shot nine 
times in April, 2000. Columbia Records 
executives said they had no other choice 
but to drop him from their label. He soon 
joined Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks to 
form the G-Unit crew. The trio put to- 
gether an album that circulated under- 
ground. They agreed to let 50 Cent start 
out solo to make a name for himself and 
the G-Unit at the same time. Later, they 



Meaning easily found 
in Fallen's deep lyrics 



would release an album together. As soon 
as Eminem got a hold on the new LP 
Guess Who's Back that was circulating 
underground in New York, he consulted 
with Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent was quickly 
signed to the 
Shady/After- 
math label. 

50 Cent's 
first single 
"Wanksta" 
was an acci 
dent. The 
song appeared 
on the X Mile 
soundtrack 
and was some- 
how leaked 
out and in- 
stantly be- 
came a hit, 

and 50 Cent was well on his way. The 
much anticipated album Get Rich or Die 
Tryin ' debuted in the No. 1 spot on both 
the Billboard 200 album and Top R&B/ 
Hip Hop Albums charts. The album fea- 
tures his new single "In Da Club" which 
is being played in heavy rotation. The 
song has been dubbed as "the club an- 
them" due to its tight beats. The album 
also contains a track titled "Many Men 
(Wish Death)," which features the sound 
of a cocking gun and truthful lyrics about 
his turbulent life. "Many men wish death 
upon me. Blood in my eye dawg and I 




By Kathleen McLean 

Staff Writer 

Little Rock, Ark. has been associated 
with former president Bill Clinton and 
Central High School, an historic battle- 
ground in the Civil Rights Movement. 
Now, the capital has another item to add 
to its resume. 

With Celtic, Christian, and hard rock 
melodies and rhythms. Evanescence 
comes out of nowhere onto the Billboard 
(hails. Co-founded by vocalist Amy Lee 
and lead guitarist Ben Moody, they locus 
on dark, introspec- 
tive themes of love, 
desperation and de- 
spair. However, their 
message is positive 
in trying to show 
hovs everyone goes 
through sadness and 
loneliness, and is 
therefore not alone. 

Their new album Fallen debuted on 
March 4, but the material was already out 
on the market. Founders Lee and Moody 
met as teens at a youth camp and formed 
their band in the late '90s. They estab- 
lished themselves by releasing LPs; how- 
ever, they did not have the necessary funds 
for live performances or musicians. They 
developed as their band name suggests — 
disappearance like vapor. Local radio sta- 
tions played their first songs like "My im- 
mortal" and "Imaginary," which quickly 
developed a following for a band that 
barely existed. The band functions as a 
quartet with John LeCompt on guitar and 
Rocky Gray on drums during perfor- 
mances, but relies on the songwriting part- 
nership between Lee and Moody. 

On Feb. 14, the popular superhero 
Dare Devil came to life on the silver 
screen with Evanescence providing the 
ballad "Bring Me To Life." This song is 
about discovering something or someone 
that awakens a new feeling inside you. 
The melodies of guitars and vocals pro- 



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can't see. I'm trying to be what I'm des- 
tined to be and n****s trying to take my 
life away." 

The ladies love him for his perfectly 
chiseled body and multiple tattoos, while 
the guys love him for 
his tough lyrics and 
wonderful beats. With 
Eminem and Dr. Dre 
on the 50's side they 
are sure to become 
"The Dream Team." 
You either love or hate 
Get Rich or Die Tryin ' 
. This album certainly 
proves that 50 Cent's 
the real deal and is 
without a doubt one of 
the most controversial 
figures in the rap indus- 
try. As for the rest of 
the G-Unit crew, their album was set back 
as a result of the incarceration of Yayo on 
weapon charges. But nothing seems to 
hold 50 Cent back from making it to the 
top. He's overcome many obstacles to 
get to where he is in the rap game today, 
and without a shadow of a doubt, he will 
soon be up there with the greats like Nas, 
Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. 

Just sit back and watch the young 
rapper make history. But as for now, go 
out and buy the CD. It shouldn't be miss- 
ing from anyone's collection. 



vided by Lee and 1 2 Stones' Paul McCoy 
send shivers down the listener's spine as 
a love story unfolds. 

This new album includes the popu- 
lar song "Bring Me to Life" and other 
eerie songs such as "Haunted." which has 
a ghostlike quality in echoing vocals and 
harsh guitar chords. And with lyrics such 
as "Hello I'm your mind giving you some- 
one to talk to... Hello," Evanescence pre- 
sents the theme of finding comfort in 
yourself. 

I bought the album after listening to 
Dare Devil" soundtrack and found 
myself quickly addicted. The al- 
bum has a very Christian theme 
with songs making reference to 
Christ and sacrifice. Evanescence 
has a sound similar to that of 12 
Stones and Creed with one differ- 
ence, the soft, eloquent voice ol ■ 
woman vocalist Lee brings a new 
sound to themes of love without 
the popular Britney Spears or 
Christina Aguilera sexy lyrics and melo- 
dies. I highly recommend this album for 
anyone because you can find something 
to relate to in every track, whether it's the 
feeling of being alone, depressed or in 
love. 



Staff Recs... 



Reading: the lost form of entertainment 

-Patches 



Sleep. 



-Sports Editor 



"American Outlaws" - a movie 
you never saw but have to see. 

-Barefeet 



Go to the beach, play in the sand, 
rediscover your inner child. 

-Id 



Long evenings w ith good friends 
to produce many memories 

-Rwanda 



PT. good for you, 
good for me ! 

-Zoomie 



Katie's summer movie predictions 

and will probably be a huge flop 



It is the summer of sequels, so 
which ones to spend your money on? 
Here are my thoughts, (out of five *) 

The Matrix Reloaded 

May 15 

The rumors have been hopeful, but 
can it live up to the greatness that was 
the Martrix? *** 1/2 

2Fast 21 iirious 
June 6 

The first one was a good movie, but 
hardly a plot that was open to a sequel 



1/2 



Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 

June 27 

Looks like they revamped the old 
one. If you like the first one, chances are 
this one will be just as enjoyable. 

** 1/2 

Bad Boys II 

July IS 

Smith and Lawrence are back and 
just as bad. How can it not be great? I 
have been counting down the days. **** 



Exorcist: The Beginning 

July 18 

No, the first one still scares me but 
the idea of this makes me laugh. Sorry 
you can't redo a classic. * 

Terminator 3: Rise of the Ma 
chines 

July 2 

Drew: Any movie you throw that 
much at should be good. If it is anything 
like the first two it will be a smash. Like) 
all Arnold movie is will only be moder 
ately "good." **** 



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The sisters of Phi Mu would 
like to start off by saying thank you to 
those who participated and helped in our 
r Annual Phi Musical Chairs. Thanks 
to you we raised a lot of money for our 
philanthiopy. Children's Miracle 
Network. 

We would like to congratulate 
our new Executive Council which is: 
President: Virginia Provencher, Vice- 
President: Kristen Via, Secretary: Elaine 
Monroy, treasurer: Amanda Troy, 
Membership: Stephanie Sharp, Phi 
Director: Pam Grier, Panhellenic: Clark 
Henderson, and Risk Management: 
Emily Stilwell. 

The sisters of Phi Mu are proud 
to announce two new and lovely ladies 
to enter into our bond of love. They are 
Kxista Aglio and Kelly Brown. We are 
so happy for you girls and wish you 
nothing but the best in Phi Mu. 

We want to also congratulate 
the Class of 2003 and our own graduating 
sisters: Maeghan Birkett, Markiesha 
Edgerton, Shantel Howard, Jeanelle 
McKinney, Shannon Meroney, Ruth 
Smith and Anita Williams. We love you 
all and we'll miss you so much. 

Finally, the sisters of Phi Mu 
wish everyone good luck on their exams 
and a fantastic summer vacation and we 
will see you all in the fall. 



Kappa Delta 

The sisterstf Kappa Delta would 
like to extend their congratulations to 
sister Megan Greene for being newly 
elected as Vice-President-- Member- 
ship! We know you will do a great job 
in your position! 

Special thanks to the brothers of 
Lambda Chi for inviting us to mix with 
you and the chapter at UNCG. We had 
an awesome time getting all dressed up 
for the beach! 

Congratulations also go out to sis- 
ters who received awards at our annual 
White Rose Formal! Sister of the Year 
was Lea Newport; Senior of the Year 
was Jocelyn Paza; Appointed Office of 
the Year was Ashley Bosche; Council 
Member of the Year was Lindsey Silva; 
New Member of the Year was Kaci 
Martin and the President's Award went 
to Christie McGroarty! You all deserved 
your awards! 

The sisters would also like to say 
a sad farewell to our graduating seniors. 
It's been a long road, but we know you 
will go out and do great things. Our 
graduating seniors are: Sarah Hubbard, 
Mary Alexander, Carolyn Hassett, 
Jocelyn Paza, Lea Newport, Melissa 
Males, Lisa Pettigrew, Terri Pistorio, 
Kimrey Cranford, Amber Martin, Mandi 
Yoder, Jaime Gunning, Megan Moore, 
Kirsten Gulbrandsen, Laura 
Zimmerman, Erin Hall and Kara 
Herdon. We love you and will miss you 
greatly! 



Alpha Gamma Delta 
PH 

The sisters of Alpha Gamma 
Delta would like to thank everyone who 
made Jail House Rock and our two recent 
car washes a great success. With your 
support you are helping AGD and others 
win the fight against Juvenile Diabetes! 

We also would like to say 
congratulations to all our new sisters! You 
have made us so proud and we are excited 
that you are a part of our sorority! AGD 
also says congrats to all the new sisters 
and brothers of the each Greek 
organization on campus. 

AGD recently had a mixer with 
the Theta Chis which was an exciting 
night and we cannot wait to mix with you 
all again. We also had a "Rags to Riches" 
mixer with the Sigs this month which also 
was a great night filled with unforgettable 
memories. We always have a great time 
with you guys. 

More congratulations go out to 
the newly elected S.G.A. officers. 
Congrats to Sam Closic our new 
President, our own Nicole Armer for 
Executive Vice President, Lindsey Silva 
as Secretary and Jen Morgan as Treasurer. 
We know you all will do a great job! 

On Monday the 2 1 "' we have our 
annual North/South mixer with the Pikes. 
Competition between the two teams will 
be heavy. Coming up on the 26 ,h we have 
our annual formal, RoseBall. This night 
is filled with so many memories for all 
the new sisters and the seniors, as it is their 
last RoseBall here at HPU. Seniors you 
will be missed and we hope you all will 
visit often. You have all left a special 
place in our hearts. 



To everyone, we wish you a 
happy and safe summer and we will see 
you when we all return in the fall. 



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The brothers of Lambda Chi 
Alpha would like to start off by saying 
congratulations to our seven new 
brothers. They are Clay Arey. Daniel 
Carter, Alex Goforth, Shanathan Hanson, 
Scott Mooney, Robert Salerno, and 
Madison Smith. 

We would also like to give a big 
shout out to the seniors who are leaving 
after this semester. They are Jon Bandy, 
Travis Bunnell, Chris Corrigan, Ben 
Diffenderfer, Jeremy Hood, Chris Scott, 
Kevin Vanhoy, Stephen Voges, Alex 
Walker, Jason Wenzel, and Chris Young. 
You guys were awesome and will all be 
missed. 

This one goes out to the greatest 
fam of all time, you know who you are, 
nobody can touch us. " Spring Bling." 
Don't ever forget "Dirty Montlieu." A lot 
of great memories are going to come from 
that little house. 

We would also like to thank the 
Kappa Delta sorority once again for 
having a great mixer with us and the 
Lambda Chi 's from UNCG. It was fun. 

On a more serious note we hope 
that everyone had a good school year and 
we are looking foward to next year. Good 
luck on your finals and have a safe and 
fun summer! 



Alpha Gamma Delta sponsors Jailhouse Rock 
to benefit Juvenile Diabetes 



By Nicole Armer 

Special to the Chronicle 

Alpha Gamma Delta was the 
first women's fraternity to establish an 
international philanthropic project. The 
Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation makes 
philanthropic grants to a variety of 
organizations and individuals in the field 
of diabetes: the American Diabetes 
Association, the Juvenile Diabetes 
Foundation and individuals involved in 
research and those in need of medical 
devices or assistance. The money 
contributed to the 
Alpha Gamma Delta 
Foundation from 
our fund-raisers is 
used for all of the 
above purposes. 

The AGD 
chapter here at High 
Point University 
recently just had its 
annual fundraiser, 
Jail House Rock. 

This event took place on April 4 ,h and 
involved the entire campus. From 3:30 
to 7:30 p.m. the lawn outside of Finch 
was filled with sisters and other HPU 
students. The cafeteria held dinner 
outside allowing more students to get 
involved and participate. Music from a 
great DJ filled the air and pumped 
contestants up for the Volleyball 
Tournament. Each team paid eight 
dollars to register and compete. The 
Theta Chi team won and took home gift 
certificates from local restaurants and 
other establishments in High Point. Three 
raffles were also held where participants 





won a 3 month membership to Gold's 
Gym, a night out on the town and free 
pizza from Papa John's. Complimentary 
snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn 
were also available to students. 

Beth Baker and Holly Gerdes 
displayed their artistic skills with canvas 
paintings. Students were allowed to order 
these designs and alter the painting as 
desired. This was a success and helped 
increase the amount of money we were 
able to raise. 

Alpha Gamma Delta would like 

to thank all those who participated in the 

event. Greek 

students and 

faculty were 

"arrested" and 

held for bail in the 

AGD Jail. To free 

a faculty member, 

their friends and 

other faculty 

members had to 

raise $40 dollars to 

post bail. Students' 

bail was $30 dollars. Even an innocent 

puppy was arrested and bail was set at five 

dollars. 

Overall the event was a huge 
success! AGD raised over $2,000 with 
Jail House Rock and proceeds from two 
car washes that were held over the past 
month. Again we want to thank everyone 
for their support. We also would like to 
give a big thank you to Julie Langevin. 
Without her, this event would have never 
happened. Together the High Point 
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Sports 



Friday, April 18, 2003 



Baseball 
looking 
forward to 
second half 
of season 

By Bethany Davoll 
Staff Writer 

The baseball team is struggling 
this season, finding themselves with an 
1 1 -23 record, 2-6 in the Big South Con- 
ference with just over half the season 
played. The Panthers currently rest in 
sixth place in the Big South and have 
won four of their last nine after drop- 
ping eight straight games. The Panthers 
did pick up their first two conference 
wins of the season, both against 
Radford. 

Against North Carolina in 
Chapel Hill, the Panthers lost 22-5. 
HPU managed only five hits in the 
game, with Mark Shorey collecting 
two of them. Carolina came away with 
21 hits against only two strikeouts, as 
High Point pitching was unable to gel 
the job done. Toby lloskins started the 
game for HPU and gained the loss, 
going 3.1 innings and giving up 16 
runs. 14 of them earned. 

In the previous game HPU 
walked away with the victory against 
Radford, 14-4. Strong hitting came 
from shortstop Colin ( 'ronin. outfielder 
Shorey and catcher Jayson Hoffman 
who all went 3-5 with a combined 8 
RBI's and 7 runs scored. David 
Hi II stein started the game on the 
mound for High Point, pitching 4.2 
innings while striking out five and giv- 
ing up two earned runs. Clayton 
Gordner came in from the bullpen lor 
one inning, picking up the win while 
Travis Motsinger picked up the save 
for the Panthers. 

HPU dropped the middle game 
of the series, 7-6, but won the opener 
in ten innings by a score of 7-5. The 
bats would have a hard time getting 
started, managing only 7 hits and leav- 
ing I 1 runners on base. Clayton 
(Jordner relieved starter Kevin Burch 
after 6.1 innings of work, and held 
Radford to one earned run in 3 and 2/3 
innings pitched. Nick Thompson led 
the way for High Point at the plate, 
going 2-4 with 2 RBI's and one walk. 
Hoffman also picked up two hits to go 
along with one RBI and one run scored. 



Baseball painful to watch in Baltimore 



By Kenny Graff 

Sports Editor 

Before the last issue was even pub- 
lished. I had the privilege of reading Jus- 
tin Cobb's article about the pains of be- 
ing a Red Sox fan. That does seem like a 
rough gig, but I have my own problems 
with my favorite baseball team, too, the 
Baltimore Orioles. In the span of my co- 
herent lifetime, these learns have had 
about the same display of bad luck. True, 
Boston does have the S6 World Series 
with Bill Bucknei \ fielding blunder, but 
the Orioles have their own troubled limes 

It is true that the Orioles have won 
a World Series in my lifetime, 19X3. 
However, being that I was I year old, I 
do nol have much recollection of that 
fabulous October. I do remember the Ori- 
oles starting the season with 21 straight 
losses and tiring ( al Ripken Sr. The 
bright side is thai the Orioles did hire 
Prank Robinson as the manager, and he 
guided the team to losing a pennant race 
the next year. 

Now, recent history is where the 
real heartbreak is with the Baltimore Ori- 
oles. A tear is forming in my eye right 
now as I am remembering back to '%. 
October of that year turned out to be one 
of the most horrible, enraging months of 
my life. Those that know me well enough 
know that I take my sports a little too se- 
riously, so the day that Jeffery Maier 



reached out and grabbed my hopes and 
dreams away from Tony Tarasco's open 
glove, I thought about beating my head 
against a brick wall for a couple hours. 
When that 1 2-year-old brat turned an out 
into a home run in the ALCS, I didn't talk 
to anyone for hours. I locked myself in 
my room and contemplated the best way 
to get my revenge on that little cockroach. 
That kid gave the Yankees the only mo- 
rn e n t u m 
they needed 
to when 
that damn 
champion- 
ship. 

The 
next year 

y looked to 

\ / be about as 

promising 
as any sea- 
son the Ori- 
oles had 
ever had. They led the AL East wire to 
wire and gave people in Maryland some- 
thing to smile about. That all changed 
when Armando Benitez took the mound 
in the ALCS against the Cleveland Indi- 
ans. First Benitez let Marquis Grissom 
hit a three-run dinger to win Game Two 
in the eighth inning when the Orioles were 
up by two. Game Three wasn't Benitez's 
fault, this time it was the blue's fault. In 
the 13"' inning Omar Vizquel foul-tipped 
a Randy Myers pitch, but the umpire felt 
that there was no need to pay attention to 




lt\ / 

^Kenny Graff- 



Sports Editor 



the game and ruled it a passed ball, let- 
ting the winning run cross the plate. In 
Game Six the Indians' hero for the series, 
Armando Benitez. walked up to the 
pitcher's mound and promptly let Cleve- 
land score the only run of the day in the 
eleventh. That was a bad day in the life 
of Kenny Graff. 

From that point on, the Orioles are 
a combined 87 games under .500 and are 
currently four games under this season. 
At least five years ago, Baltimore had tal- 
ent to go with their bad luck; now they 
don't even have that. When the star player 
on your team is David Segui or Jay Gib- 
bons, you are not looking to have a win- 
ning season. These past four summers 
and falls have been really depressing for 
my family, all of whom are Orioles fans. 
The only bright spot in baseball recently 
has been watching the Arizona Diamond- 
backs beat the New York Yankees in 
Game Seven. 

The past two seasons for Baltimore 
have been atrocious. They have lost 63 
more games than they have won. Owner 
Peter Angelos has become completely 
oblivious to anything baseball-related re- 
cently. He has fired the good general 
managers and hired the bad, bought Albert 
Belle and watched him retire and failed 
to get any player of significance the past 
two off-seasons. 

I hope the Orioles fix their prob- 
lems before my favorite sport changes to 
women's billiards. That Black Widow is 
one hell of a pool player. 



Tennis teams carry high expectations into future 



By Johan Dorfh 

Staff Writer 

As of April 10, the men's tennis 
team held a 10-2 
record, 4-1 in confer- 
ence play. "It's been a 
great season. Many 
tough matches with 
positive results," 
Coach Jerry Tertzagian 
says about his 1 l ,h sea- 
son as the head men's 
and women's tennis 
coach. 

The men's team 
ranks No. 75 nation- 
ally in the latest Inter- 
collegiate Tennis As- 
sociation rankings, released on April 9. 
"It's the first time we've been ranked 
since we became a NCAA Division I 



school. That's really something to be 
proud of," Tertzagian says. 

Going into the conference tourna- 
ment, the women's team (7-6, 3-2) is 
ready to compete as well. "They've lost 
some tough matches, but that's all in the 

past. 
They're 
ready for 
the tourna- 
ment now," 
Coach T 
says. "If 
we're 
working on 
all cylin- 
ders, we 
have an op- 
portunity 
to do well 
in the tour- 
nament." 

On the men's squad, three freshmen 
have played important roles in the team's 



'it's the first time we've 
been ranked since we 

became a NCAA Divi- 
sion I School. That's 
really something to be 
proud of." 



success. Playing No. 1 for the Panthers, 
Philip Whalley deserves special recog- 
nition. Coach T says, "For a freshman 
to step up and take the position as No. 1 
is remarkable." Chris Archer and Mike 
Tolman, the two other rookies, play No. 
3 and 4 respectively. 

For the women's team, junior 
Simona Foltyn plays No.l this year, 
moving up from No. 3 in 2002. "That 
top spot is always tough. Simona has 
done well, bringing home many good re- 
sults for the team," Coach says. 

Off the court, the 2003 regular sea- 
son will be remembered for the foul 
weather conditions. "It's just been aw- 
ful. We've canceled quite a few of our 
scheduled matches," Coach T says. In 
conference play, only the match against 
Coastal Carolina has not been made up. 

The Big South Conference Tour- 
nament will be played this weekend at 
Elon University. "Since September, 
we've had a goal; to win the conference. 



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